Madagascar ICE! in Nashville

I took the girls to Nashville, TN to see the Madagascar ICE! show.

If you’ve never heard of the ICE! shows before, the basics are this:

Tons and tons of ice are carved by artists from Harbin, China to create multiple scenes that depict a popular movie or cartoon.

This year’s theme was Merry Madagascar.

Each person, including kids, receives a parka to endure the truly freezing indoor temperatures.

And when you have mini-kids like I do? The kiddie parkas drag on the floor and have sleeves twice as long as their arms.

Just a few of the photos from the show.

Everything you see – even the bookshelf and fireplace – were carved from ice.

The highlight of the visit were the ice slides. Yes, the artists even carve extremely slippery slides made completely from ice for your sliding – and frozen butt – pleasure. Both Kate and Maddie wiped out on their descents, though only Kate ended up with a bruised hip and swollen and scraped cheek.

It’s rough having fun.

This post is part of #iPPP (iPhone Photo Phun), where we link up photos taken from our smart phones. Any smart phone.


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40 Responses to Madagascar ICE! in Nashville
  1. tracy@sellabitmum
    December 7, 2011 | 6:22 am

    FUN! We are going to see Disney on Ice this Sunday!!

  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 7, 2011 | 6:29 am

    Oh fun!! And the sculptures are amazing!

    Thank you for linking up with us!

  3. By Word of Mouth Musings
    December 7, 2011 | 6:34 am

    Love that you have mini’s … but their Mama is just a petite little thing too. My niece is 4 and a half, weighs 28lbs and is teeeeny – but almighty powerful!
    I look forward to seeing you SOON!

  4. Natalie
    December 7, 2011 | 6:38 am

    Isn’t ICE amazing? A few years ago, they had a Charlie Brown Christmas & the next year was the Grinch. Both looked AMAZING.

    Glad y’all had fun!

  5. JDaniel4's Mom
    December 7, 2011 | 6:49 am

    Wow! This is really amazing!

  6. KLZ
    December 7, 2011 | 7:54 am

    Sweet baby Jeebus that sounds like fun.

  7. Jamie (@chosenchaos)
    December 7, 2011 | 6:57 am

    Wow this is unreal! I’ve never heard of it but it looks so very cool!

  8. Jackie
    December 7, 2011 | 7:01 am

    That is so cool!! Nothing that exciting around here that’s for sure!

  9. Barbara
    December 7, 2011 | 7:05 am

    Oh wow! I can’t believe everything is made out of ice.

  10. Kristin
    December 7, 2011 | 7:09 am

    Yikes, poor Maddie! It looks like fun but I think next year will probably be better for us. It all looks amazing!

  11. Jessica
    December 7, 2011 | 7:22 am

    How cool, I am DYING for Toy Story on Ice to visit here.

  12. Greta
    December 7, 2011 | 7:25 am

    I’m not sure if that looks like fun or not! It was fun, yes? I’m not much of an extreme weather person, cold or hot. But if it’s popular, it must be enjoyable. Right? It LOOKS cool (no pun intended)!

  13. John
    December 7, 2011 | 8:10 am

    That really looks like a blast. Was the wipe-out enough to make the little one want to go home, or just a blip on the fun day?

  14. Leighann
    December 7, 2011 | 8:10 am

    Wow the sculptures are amazing!!!

  15. JamieAnne
    December 7, 2011 | 8:12 am

    How fun! (despite the injuries) It looks like you had a wonderful time!!

  16. Miss Marina Star
    December 7, 2011 | 8:27 am

    That show looks so fun. You do some of the neatest things with your kiddos. Will you adopt me?

  17. angela
    December 7, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Love this! My friend is a competitive ice carver, but this looks even more amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Poor Kate; I hope she’s feeling better from her ice accident!

  18. Sue Campbell
    December 7, 2011 | 8:45 am

    Wait, what? Those are made of ICE?

  19. julie gardner
    December 7, 2011 | 8:57 am

    I was so hoping they’d do a Forrest Gump on Ice out here (can you imagine all those important dates in history frozen? Plus Forrest skating around? With chocolate?)

    But the best we can get is a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant. With a creepy shrimp in costume.

    (This *may* have to be in my next #iPPP submission.)

    So hopefully Madagascar will come to us.
    (Fingers crossed!)

  20. Audrey
    December 7, 2011 | 9:58 am

    I’ve never heard of this before. Both of my kids have seen Disney on Ice though and both enjoyed it. It’s amazing how much fun kids can have in the freezing cold.

  21. Amanda Austin
    December 7, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Oh man, that looks awesome!! And as a bonus, I really love Madagascar. I like in Madagascar two when the one hippo is like “you CHUNKY!” Also? Mini-kids rock ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Jen
    December 7, 2011 | 10:30 am

    How fun! A friend of mine moved to Alaska and they have ice playgrounds up there. I guess you’ve gotta work with whatcha got!

  23. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    December 7, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Very cool!! Since all of my pictures are now taken with my iPhone, I just linked up my WW!

  24. Rach (DonutsMama)
    December 7, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Can’t believe that’s made of ice. Poor Kate though. Hope she’s alright!

  25. Roxanne
    December 7, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    That’s amazing!!

  26. Katie E
    December 7, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    That looks so cool – I’ve never heard of those shows. I bet my girls would love them though. My middle girl would be one who would wipe out and get hurt though ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope yours fully recovered from the fun!

  27. Charlotte
    December 7, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    What a fun day! Though I’m sorry your little one sustained a slight cheek bruise, doesn’t seem to have bothered her too much!

  28. Mrs. Jen B
    December 7, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    Awww poor thing with her bruise! You’re right, having fun can be dangerous stuff.

    Those sculptures are amazing!

  29. Galit Breen
    December 7, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Ice slides! Oh my, FUN!

    Looks like such a fun time had by all!

  30. Ali
    December 7, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    I’m pretty much opposed to anything “on ice” BUT Madagascar I would totally do!

  31. Christina
    December 7, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    I love that hotel Liz! I went for a few years for a MOPS convention. Never got to be there for any fun events though.

  32. Jamie
    December 7, 2011 | 7:25 pm

    I remember when I was dating my husband and we went to see his younger brother playing high school ice hockey. The area was not heated — the ground was frozen naturally. (in Minnesota.) I can understand that parka thing. Looks like a “cool”thing to do with your children.

  33. Brittany {Mommy Words}
    December 7, 2011 | 8:44 pm

    Oh we so would do that with you! Ice slide, Danger, Characters. It’s all our bag.

    Awesome activity!

  34. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    December 8, 2011 | 9:38 am

    Looks like fun!

  35. Stefanie
    December 8, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    That looks incredibly cool and fun! Too bad about the scraped cheek, but I bet she had fun anyway!

  36. 30ish Mama
    December 8, 2011 | 8:15 pm

    Those sculptures look pretty cool (ha ha) I was not expecting them to be in color!

  37. BBeingCool
    December 9, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    This looks like SO MUCH FUN!!


  38. Glamamom
    December 9, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Aw, poor thing. Who knew an ice show could be so dangerous for the spectators ๐Ÿ™‚ Super fun. I’m sure they loved it and would take a spill all over again for it. Have a great weekend.

  39. Mommy2ยข
    December 10, 2011 | 9:24 am

    Those sculptures were awesome! Some people are so talented. Poor thing with her bruise. If anything like that is going to happen it usually happens to my daughter too… we’re good for at least 1 war wound per outing.

  40. BalancingMama (Julie)
    December 10, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    That looks cool! Ha, pun intended. We’ll have to check one out sometime.

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