Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ice Art

Did you know that the World Ice Art Championships are held in Fairbanks, Alaska each year? It's true!

They have over 100 sculptors from 30 different countries compete every year.  Thousands flock to see this beautiful spectacle. There are three separate divisions and within those they are divided into abstract and realistic categories.

The Single Block Classic is the largest event. Two person teams work on a huge block of ice (5'x8'x3') and it can weighs around 4 tons. They have two days to complete their sculpture.

The Multi-Block Classic can have four members on the team and use 12 blocks of ice.

The Fairbanks Open is a competition for amateurs and their work is not judged.

I find it absolutely amazing and thought you would as well.   


1 comment:

  1. Wow, those are amazing! I've watched ice sculptors at work before, and it's always impressive.



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