Operation Fuel - Ice House 2020! January 24-25


Connecticut's Coolest Winter Attraction is Back!


Operation Fuel’s Ice House is an annual event that will again take place on the grounds of the historic Old State House in Hartford. The centerpiece is a spectacular structure made entirely of 40,000 pounds of hand-carved blocks of ice complete with ice furnishings and NEW FOR 2020: an attached Ice Garage and a Thermal Imaging Body Heat Photo Booth!


The public is invited to tour and spend some time “chilling out” in the Ice House on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. Our hope is to raise awareness of just how cold the New England winter can be without the basic necessity of a warm shelter.


Want more information on Ice House or how to become a sponsor? Email us


About Operation Fuel's Ice House Event

Anyone is welcome to visit the Ice House. Donations collected during this event will provide assistance for the thousands of Connecticut households who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

    • Activities include:

      • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
      • Ice House tours
      • Photo opportunities
      • Energy Assistance booth featuring information on how to get help with your heating and electric bills
      • Food Trucks
      • ... and more!


2019 Ice House

The 2019 Ice House event was a resounding success! Through corporate sponsorship and generous community support, this first-time event raised over $63,000.

These funds directly support households in Connecticut that are struggling with paying heat, electricity and water bills. These resources provide families with a warmed home, a way to prepare hot meals, a needed shower, or a cool refrigerator to keep vital medicine. Often times, our assistance is the last resort before utility services are terminated or the lending hand to get service turned back on.

THANK YOU to everyone who braved the frigid January temperatures to learn more about the services provided by Operation Fuel. Your continued support truly warms our heart!



Friday-Saturday, January 24-25, 2020



Old State House
800 Main St. Hartford, CT



9:30am to 5:00pm


Check back for more event details!

In the meantime, you can support Operation Fuel and Ice House by becoming

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!

For more event or sponsorship information please contact:

Dana Barcellos-Allen
860-243-2345, x3307