Geologists say we are just on the end of Ice Age? As far as people who live in Greenland are concerned are actually still in the Ice Age. Ice Age consists of four periods. During each period the ice formed, advanced and then melted back toward the North Pole. It is believed this happened four times. “Glaciations” are called as the cold periods and “Interglacial” are the warm periods. It is believed that in North America the first period of ice came about 2,000,000 years ago, the second about 1,250,000 years ago, the third about 500,000 years ago and the last about 100,000 years ago. The last Ice Age didn't melt at the same rate everywhere. For example, ice that reached what is now Wisconsin began to melt about 40,000 years ago. But ice that had covered New England melted about 28,000 years ago. And there was ice covering what is now Minnesota until about 15,000 years ago. In Europe, Germany freed from ice 17,000 years ago and Sweden remained covered with ice until about 13,000 years ago.