Ice Art

A few weeks back January 20 – 22, a International Ice Carving Competition Weekend was hosted by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, this 34- hour competition was the most anticipated spectacle of the Festival. 24 internationally recognized professional ice carvers work in teams of two to sculpt towering one-of-a-kind works of art from imposing blocks of solid ice on the shores of Lake Louise. With each ice block weighing a daunting 300lbs, this exceptional art form involves grueling physical labour in a delicate balancing act with precision artistry. This years carving theme is “WordPlay” Where language comes out to play!

Click here to view some 2012 Ice Carvings

By the way, all carvings are still standing and will until it melts. So there is lots of time left to view them!


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