BREEZY POINT -- Ice Fest 2000 could have been renamed Slush Fest 2000, since unusually warm temperatures meant a lack of snow and a few canceled events.
But the warm temps also meant large crowds turned out for the weekend festivities in Breezy Point. Dave Gravdahl said more than 500 people turned out for the annual pig roast Saturday. About 250 people attended the roast last year.
Sarah Schenk, 9, Crosslake, is propelled toward the inflatable pins during the human bowling game at Ice Fest 2000 at Breezy Point. Temperatures were in the 40s Saturday, which made it a warm day for families to attend.
"It hindered it in a way, but I think people really had a great time," said Gravdahl.
The trademark ice slide wasn't built this year because of a lack of snow. The slide is made out of snow and water. Also, the free dog sled rides were canceled because of the lack of snow.
Families enjoyed ice skating on Pelican Lake throughout the day Saturday. Human bowling, snow golf and horse sleigh rides were also offered. Cross country ski races, radar runs and a broomball tournament were held last weekend. Fireworks began at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
Amy and Alexis Hartman, 9 and 5, Breezy Point, spent the day ice skating during Ice Fest 2000 at Breezy Point on Saturday.
Carissa Maher, 5, Pequot Lakes, builds a snow castle during Ice Fest 2000.
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