Nov 8

ICE! Gaylord National Giveaway

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Looking forward to the holiday season and all your favorite seasonal DC area events? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that in just a week, you can enjoy ICE! at the Gaylord National! The Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center is transformed each year into DC’s own “Capital of Christmas.” This year marks the sixth annual Christmas on the Potomac, which runs November 15th, 2013 – January 5th, 2014. And guess what? 1 Beltway Bargain Mom reader will get to win a free family 4-pack of tickets to experience ICE, so keep reading!

This year’s theme for ICE! at the Gaylord National is: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Hand-carved, colorful ice displays will bring Clement Moore’s classic American holiday poem to life in an wintery wonderland. Favorite scenes from the classic tale include visions of Sugar Plums and Saint Nick with his eight reindeer. Plus this year there is a brand-new bonus scene depicting “Christmas in New York City.” Bringing the exciting hustle and bustle of the Big Apple at Christmastime, and featuring the tallest ice sculptures ever created in the history of ICE! Children and adults will enjoy the festive fun that you can experience at ICE!

My family and I have attended ICE! at the Gaylord National the past two years. I can tell you firsthand, it’s a lot of fun for the entire family. You’ll experience breath-taking, colorful ice sculptures, 20-foot-tall slides, sculptures of lovable characters and the chance to see the artistry and product of dozens of artists and ice sculptors from Harbin, China. The frozen “Ice” portion is carved out of 2 million pounds of ice, and the whole process takes about a month to transform the refrigerated (9 degrees) 15,000 square-foot tent right next to the Gaylord Hotel, into the ICE! extravaganza.

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Picture of us from ICE! last year

Ways to save money on your ICE admission:

  • Use code SOCIALMOM13 to save $3 off tickets on select dates during non-peak times.
  • Visit my post which will be updated soon: Gaylord ICE Discounts 2013.

And now for the fun part! One lucky Beltway Bargain Mom reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to enjoy free admission to ICE! during non-peak hours!

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Giveaway Prize: 4 tickets for your family to attend ICE! at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD. Valid Mondays-Fridays only. Excludes: Saturdays, Sundays or other blackout dates set by the National Gaylord. This giveaway ends Nov. 22nd, 2013 11:59pm ET and you have up to 6 ways to enter. Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below:

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Disclosure: The giveaway prize has been supplied by the Gaylord National. I have not been compensated to write this post. The opinions shared in this post are my own, and I love to share great deals, local events and giveaways for my readers! To read my formal disclosure policy, please click here.

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Rhona November 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I love ice!

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Rachel V November 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I would love to take my family to ICE!

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Angela Mabe November 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I WANT TO WIN!!!!!! WOuld love to be able to take my kiddos :)

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Angie D. November 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I didn’t make it to ICE last year, and really want to go. Looks like such fun!!

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Alisa R November 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Never been to ICE and would love to take my boys!

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Lauren November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

My kids would love this!

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Tanya R November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I’ve never been to ICE – or National Harbor. Looks like fun!

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Lisa November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I would love to take my son again. We went 4 years ago – but he is 8 now and much more likely to remember it!

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Carol L. November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

We have never been to ICE we would love to win!

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Pat November 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I would love to take my granddaughter to this. She would LOVE it.!

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Angelle Lopez November 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Our family loves ICE!.

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Cherlyn Jenkins November 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I would love to take my guys!

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shelly November 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I’d love to win, my family has never been!
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Fun mama November 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I would love to take my kids!

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Trish November 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I want to win these for my family!!! Thank you

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Heather November 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Would love to win, we have never been!

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Carolyn November 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm

We have always wanted to go…this would be such a great family outing!

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Alexis November 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I would love to win!! My girls would love it!

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Barb November 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

I have been wanting to take my family to ICE since we’ve lived in the area! What fun!!

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Amber Gilson November 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Please and Thank you! Sounds amazing!

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Jennifer November 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Great! We can’t wait to go this year!

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Sara November 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

We would love to go!

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Chondria Andrews November 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Would love to attend.

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Therese November 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

We have never been, but would love to try it this year!

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Diane Marletto November 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Love Ice!!! What a great giveaway!

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Catharine November 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Would LOVE to experience this with the fam!

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Chase November 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

My family would LOVE this!

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Christine November 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

We’ve never been; would love to take the kids!

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Jessica November 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I’ve never been and would love to go

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Sarah C. November 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I’ve always wanted to take my kids to this!

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jenna November 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

We’ve tried to go the past few years, but something has always come up.

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Reagan Holmes November 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Fun! We’d love to go!

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Jeannine November 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Hope I win!

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Kelly November 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I wanted to go to the Christmas event last year and didn’t make it. It would mean so much to win.

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Mary Soliday November 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Would love to win!

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Meghan November 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I would love to win tickets. I’m always looking for fun things to do with the whoel family.

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geni November 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

never been! looks like a ‘chilling’ experience :)

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Robyn Davis November 8, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I would love to win and have a fun family night out! We are WAY overdue!!

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Marla November 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Here’s to hoping we win!

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stephanie l November 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

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ChristyD November 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I’ve always wanted to take my family. It looks like sooooo much fun!

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Jenn November 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! This would be great!

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Lauren November 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

My boys would love this!

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Melinda November 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Would love to win!

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Sara November 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I’ve never been but would love to go with my kids

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Josie M November 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Have never been and would LOVE to win these tix.

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Mel November 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for running the contest!

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Lauren M November 9, 2013 at 12:08 am

looks like a lot of fun!!

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Ani November 9, 2013 at 1:05 am

I would love to win!

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Abby November 9, 2013 at 7:28 am

Would love to win!

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Virginia November 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

We would love to win!

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Shelley November 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

I have wanted to go to this show for a whlie

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Cindy B November 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

This would be such a “cool” thing to do!

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Michelle November 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

It would be the COOLEST, most HIPPEST, most GROOVIEST, experience to attend the ICE this year!!! I haven’t had a chance to attend and would absolutely LOVE to share the experience with my children.

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Katrina Gardner November 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

My kids have never seen snow!!! This would be amazing!!!

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Patti Lalley November 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

This would be great – I wanna win !

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Debbie G. November 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

WE WANT TO GO!!!!!!!!!

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Christine P November 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Loved ICE! last year…would be fun to go back.

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Amy November 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Looks fun!

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Kris November 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I’d love to win!!

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kim November 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Would love to see this!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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Yocelyn November 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

It will be a nice outing to celebrate my birthday!

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Meredith November 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Been wanting to go to this for years!

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darla hoover November 10, 2013 at 1:25 am

WOW what an experience!!

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Thuy O November 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

I love to win these tickets, thanks for the giveaway.

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Clara November 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

My family would love this. I hope to win one of these contests.

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Marcela November 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

My daughter is just getting to the age where she is understanding the holiday season so I would love to add this to our activities for the holiday season. ICE seems like a memorable experience.

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Keonté November 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Winning is fun! That’s what I’d like to do. Thanks for yet another great giveaway.
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Kiva November 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Rosalind Macdonald November 11, 2013 at 6:10 am

We spent a weekend at the Gaylord National. The hotel is lovely and very festive, but the Ice show is not worth the money. I’d been hearing about this for several years, and I knew that others said it was overpriced. But somehow I felt that we should do it, since we have a child and we were at the Gaylord. We didn’t get a coupon since it was last minute, but we did go late when there was no line. I saw the space that was dedicated to the line (had there been a crowd when we were there) and I think I would have killed myself if I’d waited in a line like that and then experienced the boring, freezing Ice “show.” Essentially, the tent is just a giant freezer with a bunch of ice sculptures of Shrek. It is pretty? Yes. But that’s about it. If you have a dedicated (perhaps rather odd) obsession with Shrek, you might love it. But I just kind of like Shrek okay, so I was like…oh…pretty sculptures of Shrek…wow…it’s cold. My kid was like…I’m freezing…despite the parkas they give you. Then there’s a room with a few ice slides with a long line. We only went down once because it was freezing and ice slides really aren’t that exciting when you go down them. They’re just like other slides that don’t cost 100 dollars–but icy. Then a few more rooms…and admittedly cool ice dragon…and you’re done. They bump you out into guess? A space for more shopping! Maybe with a good discount this would be worth it…maybe. But we did it. Never doing it again. I’d save your money and go to the Peeps store instead.
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Amy @ Baby Nosh November 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

Of course I wanna win!
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T.h.Ransom November 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

I would love to win this for my daughter to be able to go!

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Stephanie November 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Would love to win, thanks!

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Laura Chinn November 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I’d love to win!

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Jessica November 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Throwing my name in the hat!

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Alicia Summe November 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I would LOVE to win it’s our last year here

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Mary K November 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

My family would LOVE to win!

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a. ray November 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

Would love to take our 3yo for the first time… thanks!

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Laura Giacobbi November 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

Would love to take our 2 little ones this year! Thanks for the discounts too!

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Kate November 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

My kids would LOVE to see this, and I would, too!

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Beverly November 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

Such a fun activity :)

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C Coughran November 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

Would love to win for my family!!!

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Becki November 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

WOW, thanks for the chance to win, here’s hoping!

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Elissa November 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

Have never gone, would love to win!

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Diane McCann November 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

we’ve never been and heard such great things. Would love to win.

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brooke November 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Nice! Thanks so much!

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Francine S November 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I want to win!

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Ashley Arbuckle November 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I would love to win. This will be my first time attending!

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Jackie D. November 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

What a great way to get in the holiday spirit! My family would LOVE to go!

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Alissa McKnight November 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Oh my kids would love this!

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Elizabeth C November 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

We have never been, but would love to go!!

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Deb November 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I think this would be a lot of fun for our family.

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Jessica Clark November 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Our family has never been and we’d love to win. Thank you for offering the giveaway!

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Lisa November 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I want to win…please!

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Katherine November 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

My kids would live this! Thanks :)

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Britni November 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

I’ve gone every other year for free bc I worked in National Harbor and I’d hate to miss out this year now that I’m a SAHM. Would love to win!

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Cathy A. November 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Have never been! What a treat it would be to win free tickets and experience ICE. Thank you for the chance!

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Phaltu Kachra November 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Thanks! This would a great outing for the family.

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Gloria F November 15, 2013 at 12:07 am

I’d love to win!

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Andrea November 15, 2013 at 6:58 am

I would love to win- we’ve never been before and with the new slide, I think this is our year!

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Tami November 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I am a single mom, flying kids up from Destin, FL…. they are 7 and 9 and have never seen snow. To guarantee they see something cold, we would love to go to ICE!

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Kella November 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I would love to win this!

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Karen November 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

I would love to take my kids here!

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Eleni @EleniSavesU November 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Our first Christmas in DC and our family has never been. We’d love to win this family four pack. Thanks for offering.

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Velma November 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I would love to go!

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Becky November 19, 2013 at 7:57 am

Would LOVEto win these tickets :)

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Jessie November 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

We’ve never been before and would love the chance, especially with the great theme this year!

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Katie November 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

What a fun way to celebrate Christmas!

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Nicolle November 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I would love to finally get to go and take my daughter to ICE!!! :) ) thanks.

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Theresa Bielecki November 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

I would love to win!

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Michelle November 21, 2013 at 8:06 am

We would love to go see ICE. This would be a great holiday outing for our family.

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Erin K. November 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

We were fortunate enough to go last year and it was awesome! We would love to go again this year.

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Paul Clark November 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

I would love to surprise my family with this trip!

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Heather Julian November 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

My girls love ice!! We would LOVE to go!
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Jennifer November 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

I would love to win so I can take my 4 yr old.

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Diana November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

Would LOVE to take my kids again this year. Last year was our first visit and they LOVED it!

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TifF November 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

We just moved to the area and have never been to Ice! before…pick me, pick me!

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Kella S November 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

My kids would love this!
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Shannon November 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Would love to take the family

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Debby November 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm

My son is old enough to enjoy Ice – and my daughter would just love it too !

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Amy November 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

First holiday season in this area and we would LOVE to enjoy the ice :)

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Ali November 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I mean to go to this every year and always forget about it. This is the year that we will finally go!

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Stephanie November 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Can’t wait to check it out!

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Rachel November 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I took my son 2 years ago for the Merry Madagascar ICE! He asks all the time when we can go to the ice slide again. We would love this!!

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amanda November 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Oh I’d love to win!

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Ryan November 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Sounds like so much fun…I’d love to go!

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Grace November 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

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Brenitra November 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I would love to take my daughter! She will be turning 5 and having her first figure skating show in the same week. It would be an encouraging birthday and congrats treat!! She would be able to bring two of her friends as a birthday party outing! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the chance!

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Delia November 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Wow! This looks like fun. Thanks for the heads up and for the chance to win some tickets.

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cara November 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Great event! Must see!

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Starr November 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I would love to take our son to this!!!!

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trixx November 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I’d love to win, thanks so much!

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Kelly November 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm

We’ve been wanting to take the kids to this but it’s quite expensive for a family of five!

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Jenn H November 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Would love to win!

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Jonathan November 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The pride of Prince George’s! ICE is COOL ;-)

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Lisa L November 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I’d love to win. Thanks!

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Sheila B November 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

We have been wanting to go for years!

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