Are you dreaming of a new and creative way to show your artistic talents? Have you seen the incredible carvings our Ice Championship sculptors have created out of huge blocks of ice? Perhaps ice carving is just the artistic challenge you have been seeking. Ice sculpting is a visual and unique type of artwork and taking a giant block of ice and turning it into something magical and beautiful is very rewarding.
Ice Alaska is offering you the chance to try your hand at ice carving. The Fairbanks Open Classic begins the week of March 20, 2017 and runs through March 23, 2017. March 24 at 8:00PM is the Awards and Lighting Ceremony.
Teams of one or two persons must attend a safety briefing and must submit a drawing and/or a clay model to Ice Alaska. They will be given an ice block measuring 4’ x 6’ x 2.5’ and weighing approximately 4,600 pounds. The sculptures may be either abstract or realistic. Abstract sculptures express themes or meaning through symbolic forms and realistic sculptures are based on clearly recognizable objects or beings.
Certificates of Participation shall be given to each sculptor who completes their design within the 5-day sculpting period. If any team desires, it can request a complimentary review of their piece by an Ice Alaska official using the same criteria as used for the Ice Art Championship. The criteria consist of 6 technical and 4 artistic elements.
An ice sculpture is a form of art using ice. It sparkles in the sunlight like a diamond and takes on an ethereal quality at night when colored lights shine upon it. Come try your hand at carving or just come and support those who are trying a new and exciting way to express their creativity.