World Ice Art Championships: Fairbanks, AlaskaPosted: March 20, 2012
It is not everyday you get to see giant ice sculptures. But for us, last Monday was that day. We visited the World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice art competitions in the world. This Fairbanks, Alaska event attracts around 100 artists and approximately 45,000 guests. During the 22 year life of this competition, artists have come from 38 different countries to compete in the single block and multi-block competitions. The exhibit also includes a kids park with ice slides and a hockey rink. One of my favorite sculptures was a little ice turtle that reminded me of Hawaii. But, I was also seriously impressed by an abstract sculpture with tear drop shaped figures that stood about the height of a two story building. It is pretty impressive to see what can be shaped out of ice.