‘Icy Lights’ will bring street curling to Oakland

Get ready for some street curling, with the help of two Pitt Police officers, twin brothers Alexander and Nicholas Visnich.

The Oakland Business Improvement District is hosting “Icy Lights” from 4 to 10 p.m. March 1 on Oakland Avenue between Forbes Avenue and Sennott Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The winter-themed block party will showcase Oakland’s newest festival-style lighting across Oakland Avenue. It will feature live bands, a DJ, live ice carving and a street version of the Winter Olympics most unusual sport — curling.

The Visnich will teach curling techniques on a 30-foot-long track on Oakland Avenue. You can  organize a team to compete or watch celebrity competitions throughout the day, including Pitt’s Roc vs. the Penguins’ Iceburgh.

There will be warming lounge areas with complimentary beverages, and additional food and libations available for purchase. Each hour, OBID will announce prize giveaways, such as tickets to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

“Icy Lights” is sponsored by Gordon Food Service, Pittsburgh innovation District, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Phipps, Pittsburgh Brewing Company, WYEP/WESA, UPMC, and the University of Pittsburgh.