GENERAL PRESS RELEASE
November 11, 2014
For further information:
Don Callahan, Publicity Chairman
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Hoa Brickley, Business Manager - 907-388-6388
2014 World Ice Art Championships
Fairbanks is home to the World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth. From its beginning in 1988, the World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world. 45,000 visitors come to the Ice Park to see these intricately carved masterpieces. The theme for this year's World Ice Art Championships is “A New Beginning.”
This year, the event is in its third year at its new home at the George Horner Ice Art Park. The new twenty-seven acre park is centrally located in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, and contains a large on-site pond which easily produces the over four million pounds of "Arctic Diamond" ice—exceptionally clear, thick ice—used by the sculptors.
Near the pond there is a large designated Kid’s Park which features a whimsical set of slides and sculptures. In addition, there are ice mazes, a skating rink, an “ice stage” for various performances and a food concession area. Ice carving competitions include the Single Block Classic, the Multi-Block Classic, the Amateur Open Exhibition for novices to try out their skills, and the Youth Classic for high school students.
The 2014 BP World Ice Art Championships will be open daily 10am-10pm, February 24 through March 30, 2014.
FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 30, 2014 – BP WORLD ICE ARTCHAMPIONSHIPS
ICE PARK AND KIDS PARK
OPEN DAILY - FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 30 , 2014–10 AM – 10 PM
Feb 24 – Feb. 26 – Single Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
Feb 27 – Single Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (Single Block sculptures completed Feb 27 and on display until March 30)
Mar 1 – Mar 6 – Multi-Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
Mar 7 – Multi-Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (25 Multi-Block sculptures completed March 7 and on display until March 30)
Mar 10 – Mar 14 – Amateur Open Exhibition - An oppertunity for novice artists to try ice sculpting.
Mar 18 – 21 – Ice Alaska Youth Classic
Mar 22 – Youth Classic Awards.
Feb 27 – 30 – View finished Classic sculptures & enjoy the Kids Park!
Mar 30th – Park closure, 10 PM
LOCATION: 3050 PHILLIPS FIELD ROADS, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
For information related to this press release:
Hoa Brickley, Business Manager, phone 907-388-6388. Fax 907- 456-7674
Have an "Ice" Day
Web Site: http://icealaska.com
Park has been Relocated - 1 Mile from Old Park