The commander of our ship, Ellie, insisted we get out to the Loop Ice Carnival despite the cold and high winds. It takes place on a section of Delmar Boulevard straddling the line between St. Louis proper and the inner suburb of University City (named for adjacent Washington University). We call it The Loop because it is where trolleys used to turn around to go back into the city. It's pretty hip, at least by our standards.
I'm not sure what these two were all about, other than being a photo op. They had some brochures with a map and list of events. If someone paid you to walk up and down in a penguin costume would you do it? Would ya?