Loveland Fire and Ice Festival with Zeb in Loveland, Colorado

Fire and Ice Festival in a town named Loveland.

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival.

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival.

Romance and fun is in the air.   Smile and laughter from carousel riders add to the festival.

Such fun

Such fun

Let’s see some of the ice.   An ice heart symbolizes Loveland.

Ice Heart in Loveland

Ice Heart in Loveland

Loveland even collects Valentine cards from drop off locations in the Denver area, and adds their unique Valentine postmark.   Ice being in the name of this festival, let’s watch the carvers.   Ice flying into the group of spectators is certainly noticed.

Ice shavings fly

Ice shavings fly

More details, still with power tools.

More details created

More details created

This sculpture consists of many layers of ice.

Ice sculpture in levels

Ice sculpture in levels

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival was this past weekend, so Valentine’s Day was a theme.   A bench with Happy Valentine’s Day, even a heart and arrow.

Happy Valentine's Day Ice bench

Happy Valentine’s Day Ice bench

Humans won’t sit on ice very long, but we love it.   One of the many booths highlighted Larimer County Search and Rescue.   This working dog was so well trained.

Larimer County Search and Rescue Dog

Larimer County Search and Rescue Dog

Tolerant of humans and a great asset to the rescue team, he was an instant hit with the humans.   Search and Rescue teams are vital everywhere; this group receives many requests for mountain and wilderness rescues.   Let’s see the fire for the festival.

Fire

Fire

Metal and fire produce this great sculpture.   We like this one also.

Fire

Fire

For additional fire to the festival, there was a fireworks display each evening.   This bronze work, Lovers, is a great addition to Loveland.

Lovers in bronze

Lovers in bronze

The artist is Robin Starkey.   The Loveland Sculpture Group donated Lovers to the City of Loveland in 1998.    Several food booths and souvenirs were available for festival visitors.   We came home with Kettle Corn again.   Horse drawn carriage ride were also available.

Carriage ride

Carriage ride

This was  great festival and we enjoyed mild weather.   We want to go next year, also.

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