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The Ice @ Canalside | A New Day in Buffalo

All week I was anticipating attending the official unveiling of The Ice @ Canalside earlier this evening. Unfortunately, I got stuck at a couple of holiday parties and no matter how I tried to get free, I missed out on the action.


Fortunately Canalside took some pretty sweet photos of people taking to the ice, which does the event and the venue justice. Since I was not able to attend the event, there’s not a lot that I can say, but I’m sure that some of you were able to make it. Was it everything that you imagined? Was there anything missing? It looks to be a raging success. What are some of the takeaways from the unveiling?


“This transformative year-round activity space is bringing the crowds to Canalside during the winter season,” said ECHDC Chairman Robert Gioia. “The Ice at Canalside looks like a scene right out of a Currier and Ives painting now that it is bustling with skaters, food vendors and families enjoying the festive atmosphere at this historic site. I hope everyone makes plans to visit the Ice and see how Governor Cuomo’s vision for making Buffalo a year-round destination has become a reality we can all be proud of now and for generations to come.”

*The $20 million project provides visitors a skating surface that is bigger than two NHL rinks, three unique bridges and 22,000 square feet of towpaths lining the canals to reinforce the pedestrian experience.

Following are some of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s images that they have captured since the giant ice rink opened. Blue Cross Blue Shield is the lead sponsor for the initiative…

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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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