All Winterfest 2014 events are still a go - despite the Arctic temps and blowing snow - except for the Shiver in the River.
Here's what the Winterfest organizers had to say about the previously scheduled polar plunge: "Shiver in the River has been canceled. The Grand Haven Dept of Public Safety has determined that the ice conditions on the Grand River would pose an unacceptable risk to staff and participants. We’re not going to argue with the experts. We still want to have a great event for Habitat, so we’ll let you know if it is rescheduled."
Update: At a little after noon Friday, the Winterfest organizers posted this on their Facebook page: "Sunday's Shiver In The River is rescheduled for Sunday, Feburary 23rd due to ice conditions. All other activities are going on as planned!"
As for the other events, organizers said this: "Regardless of what your weatherman tells you, there will be humans pulling sleds, gravity powered cardboard, and a 76 degree Luau!"
The Tribune will be there, too, covering all the wintry fun. Check back to www.grandhaventribune.com/photos all weekend long to see if YOU, your son or your granddaughter were spotted by our Tribune cameras. And feel free to send in YOUR photos of Winterfest for inclusion on our website galleries - just e-mail the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take it from there.