Kenosha 'Snow Daze' event returns after a year hiatus

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Folks in Kenosha who are looking to brave the cold and have some fun will have the chance to do so Saturday.

The 8th annual Snow Daze event will be taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. The event provides families the chance to ice skate, check out ice sculptures and support local businesses.

"Last year, of course, we had to not have it," explained Kris Kochman, Community Relations Liaison for Kenosha. "People are really glad to get out and gather as a community, safely, and have some winter fun."

According to Kochman, over 40 local Kenosha businesses are participating in this year's event, offering deals and sponsoring ice sculptures that can be seen throughout the community.

"It does help the local businesses, Kochman said. "It brings people in to warm up, maybe shop a little bit and take advantage of some of the sweet specials that are going on."

Artists from Art Below Zero in Franksville will be creating a one-of-a-kind ice sculpture, starting at 1 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park. There will also be free skate rentals at the city's outdoor ice rink provided by the Mayor's Youth Commission.

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