Downtown Grand Rapid Inc.'s Valent-ICE event encourages the public to embrace the winter with a live ice carving Downtown!

The community requested more cold-weather opportunities in the Downtown, and ice sculpting was at the top of that list. We heard your ideas on which work of art to create, and now we are ready to reveal the masterpiece. "Ice Guru" Randy Finch from the Food Network's Ice Brigade television began a live ice carving at the Grand Rapids Art Musuem. Be sure to stop by soon and see the Arctic scene. 


Create a message for the person that melts your heart.

For two weeks, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. accepted donations to The Heartside Fund, a community resource held by the Heart of West Michigan United Way. "Ice Guru" Randy Finch has now engraved personal messages into the ice for everyone who donated. 

Still want to help? Feel free to make a donation to The Heartside Fund through the Heart of West Michigan United Way on any occasion.