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PRESS RELEASE 2014-12 - General Information

GENERAL PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
PRESS RELEASE 2014-12
October 22, 2014
Contact: Betsy Engle
Phone: (907) 350-4506
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Website: http://www.icealaska.com/en/

2015 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 “World Friendship.”

This year, the event is in its fourth year at its new home at 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 sculpting 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 junior and High School students.

The 2014 BP World Ice Art Championships will be open daily 10am-10pm, February 24 through March 30, 2014.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 29, 2015 – BP WORLD ICE ARTCHAMPIONSHIPS

ICE PARK AND KIDS PARK
OPEN DAILY -
FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 29 , 2015 –10 AM – 10 PM

Feb 23 – Feb. 25 – Single Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
Feb 26 – Single Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (Single Block sculptures completed Feb 26, and on display until March 29)

Feb 28 – Mar 5 – Multi-Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
Mar 6 – Multi-Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (25 Multi-Block sculptures completed March 7 and on display until March 29)

Mar 10 – Mar 13 – Amateur Open Exhibition - An oppertunity for novice artists to try ice sculpting.

Mar 17 – 20 – Ice Alaska Youth Classic
Mar 21 – Youth Classic Awards.

Feb 26 – 29 – View finished Classic sculptures & enjoy the Kids Park!

Mar 29th  – Park closure, 10 PM

LOCATION: 3050 PHILLIPS FIELD ROADS, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
For information related to this press release:

Kelly Cox, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 907-451-8250

Hoa Brickley, Business Manager, phone 907-388-6388. Fax 907- 456-7674

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Have an "Ice" Day

Web Site:  http://icealaska.com

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