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Ice Castles

January 19, 2019
Barony of Black Diamond


ICE CASTLE XXXIV

January 19, 2019

EVENT INFORMATION
Join Black Diamond as she celebrates her thirty-fourth Baronial Birthday! Spend the day in the not so frozen northern reaches of the Kingdom basking in the warmth of fine company, feasting on delicious food, and test your mettle in the year's first fighting event of the season.

Website:http://blackdiamond.atlantia.sca.org/icecastle/

EVENT ACTIVITIES

PERFORMING ARTS
I want to sing a song
I want to play music
I want to tell you a story...

Bards and musicians are encouraged to come demonstrate their varied skills in voice and instrument.

ARMORED COMBAT

There can be only one
or perhaps it should be
Have fun storming the castle

Several scenarios planned. More information coming soon.

RAPIER COMBAT

Hello, my name is....
You killed my father.
Prepare to die!

Several scenarios planned. More information coming soon.

THROWN WEAPONS

Come one, come all
Step right up
Show us your throwing skill

There will be some targets to toss weapons at. Loaner weapons will be available for use

DANCE

Come dancing, on a Saturday
Come dancing, where the bards come and play
Come dancing, It's only natural

Additional dancing after feast. More information coming soon.

ARTS & SCIENCES

Animal, mineral, and plant
Paint, sew, and brew
So many things to do

Largess Competition: There will be a largess competition in the form of a Dirty Dozen. Entrants will make a dozen identical/similar items (i.e. 12 bracelets, pouches, favors, etc.) The winner will receive one of each of the entries and the rest go to the Baronage for largess.

Bless the Brewers, for we shall never be thirsty.

There will be a Brewers Roundtable out in the Gazebo/Pavilion.

EVENT SCHEDULE

9:00 AM
Site opens to everyone

10:00 PM
Site closes

More detailed schedule will be available later. Anyone on-site after 10:00 PM is assumed to be volunteering as clean-up crew.

FEAST & FOOD INFORMATION

LUNCH
No lunch planned at this time.

FEAST MENU
Feast information coming soon

OTHER FOOD OPTIONS
There are other places convenient to event site, such as Hardees, McDonalds, Wendy's, Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood, Pizza Pasta Pit, and Abrakababra. Also, a Sheetz gas station, with M-T-O food and drink options, is within walking distance (0.4 mi).

Cost Daytrip Feast Camping
Adult, Member Discount $12.00 $10.00 $0.00
Adult, Event Registration $17.00 $10.00 $0.00
Youth (5-17) $8.00 $8.00 $0.00
Child (0-4) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RESERVATIONS

If you have questions about reservations, Avelyn MacGregor (Cyndi Stevenson) can be emailed at clhstevenson AT gmail.com

Checks should be made out to SCA Inc., Barony of Black Diamond. Please mail checks for reservations (include membership numbers, SCA names, modern names, and what is being reserved) to:

Cyndi Stevenson 733 Crystal Drive Salem, VA 24153

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Some of the closer accommodations are listed here for your convenience, but there are many more to choose from in the area.

Hampton Inn Salem East-Electric Road, VA 1886 Electric Rd Salem, VA 24153 (540) 776-6500
Distance from site: 1 mile

Comfort Suites Inn At Ridgewood Farm 2898 Keagy Rd Salem, VA 24153 (540) 375-4800
Distance from site: 1.2 miles

Days Inn Salem 1535 E Main St Salem, VA 24153 (540) 986-1000
Distance from site: 2.5 miles

Hampton Inn Salem 450 Litchell Rd Salem, VA 24153 (540) 389-2424
Distance from site: 4.4 miles

EVENT STAFF

Event Autocrat
Aurelianus Apicius Ursus
3623 Cove Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: (520) 406-3325 E-mail: ldursus AT yahoo.com

Head Cook
Kale Cinnabarrissa

A&S Steward
THL Brianna O'Dineen

MIC
Lord Alonso Falcone

MOL
Baroness Juliana Greene

Additional staff and marshals to be announced.

SITE INFORMATION

Ice Castle XXXVI will be held at the American Legion Post 3, Salem, Virginia.

Site Restrictions: No pets are allowed, except service animals.

Site is dry.

American Legion Post 3: 710 Apperson Dr Salem, VA 24153

DIRECTIONS

From the Richmond area:
take your best route I-64 W / I-95 N / Richmond-Petersburg Tpke at exit 79, take ramp right for I-64 West toward Charlottesville / Powhite Pkwy, Take ramp left for I-64 West / I-81 South toward Lexington / Roanoke, keep left onto I-81 S At exit 141, take ramp right for VA-419 toward New Castle / Salem, Turn right onto VA-419 S / N Electric Rd Keep straight onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT / VA-419, Bear left onto VA-419, Turn right onto US-11, Arrive at US-11 The American Legion will be on the left with a large lawn and driveway. The last intersection is Manchester Dr. If you reach S Yorkshire St, you've gone too far.

From the North:
Take your best route to I-81 South toward Roanoke, Keep straight onto I-64 W / I-81 S, Keep left onto I-81 S, At exit 141, take ramp right for VA-419 toward New Castle / Salem, Turn right onto VA-419 S / N Electric Rd, Keep straight onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT / VA-419, Bear left onto VA-419, Turn right onto US-11, Arrive at US-11, The American Legion will be on the left with a large lawn and driveway. The last intersection is Manchester Dr If you reach S Yorkshire St, you've gone too far

From the South:
Take your best route to I-81 North toward Roanoke, At exit 137, take ramp right for VA-112 toward Salem Turn right onto VA-112 S, Turn left onto US-11 / US-460, Turn right onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT, and then immediately bear right onto US-11 E ALT / US-460 E ALT, Bear right onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT, Turn right onto S Colorado St., Bear right onto US-11, Keep left to stay on US-11 Arrive at US-11 and the American legion will be on the Right with a large lawn and driveway, The last intersection is S Yorkshire St. If you reach Manchester Dr, you've gone too far.

 

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