All right stop. Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with an icy competition… Whether it’s vanilla or tutti-fruity, the flavor is fun as Ice Ice Baby rings in the New Year on January 6 with the First Friday of 2012. First Friday will be serving up frosty delights all around town, as more than 20 ice sculptures with will be giving a whole new meaning to on the rocks as professional and local artists chisel, fire, cut and form solid blocks of ice into art. Returning again this year will be world champion ice sculptor Aaron Costic, who along with some other extremely talented carvers, will have an ice show-down with the first round of the Speed Carving Competition beginning at 7pm, at 4th Street NW, with the winner chosen at 9 p.m. by popular vote. Buzzbin Magazine and Goose Island get into the night with Froth Fest, a unique trio of drinks, bands and chainsaws featuring two stages with the likes of Ohio Joe and the Continental Drifters, Dolly Rocker Ragdoll, Johnny & the Applestompers, the Most Beautiful Losers and Viva le Vox. For the “in” crowd, music will be within the walls of Anderson Creative (Joshua Beaver); Second April Galerie (Jeff King at 6 p.m. and Sherman Miller Trio at 8 p.m.); the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography (Brian Henke); and Room and Board at The Auricle from 8-11 p.m. And that’s just for starters. Free admission to the latest exhibits at the Canton Museum of Art, including Evocations: The Art of Martin Bertman, will run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. along with complimentary wine and cheese thanks to About magazine. In the heart of the Canton Arts District, John Boyett will be doing glassblowing demos at Canton Glassworks, Mariah will be offering free belly dance lessons, and Required Reading will debut as the latest exhibit at Transitions Gallery which is the new name for the same great space inside Anderson Creative on Cleveland Avenue where furniture artist Kevin Anderson will have new pieces available for viewing. Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center will heat things up with hot new art while the Palace Theatre offers a free showing of … wait for it … Ice Age: The Meltdown at 7:30 p.m. Stop in the lobby before the show and make an icicle bracelet with Freddie Flu Fighter and the Aultman Wellness on Wheels team. Then, warm up with hot chocolate by Ekklesia located in a (heated) tent on Court Avenue or zip down to the Downtown Subway to hear Lare Satler and enjoy complimentary cocoa and cookies. And if you’re in need of more nibbles, all restaurants are open for business including the Canton Woman’s Club, AMVETS 555, the Canton Club, Thatsa Wrap and Arcadia Grille. Download more information and a map for January 6 Ice Ice Baby! at www.cantonfirstfriday.com. First Friday is sponsored by ArtsinStark in cooperation with the Special Improvement District.