Last weekend, in all discretion, a national ice-carving competition was held across Canada. 10 duos of sculptors had 15 blocks of ice and 20 hours in front of them to create a work inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
I had the chance to witness the backstage of the competition in Winnipeg, and I summed it all up in a Youtube video!
Many thanks to the Government of Canada and Tourism Winnipeg for sponsoring this video and post.
But it’s not over: the ice carvings are certainly ephemeral, but who says competition, says winner! And it is the public who will choose the most beautiful ice sculpture. You can visit the Winterlude website until February 20 to admire what the ten provinces did and you can vote for your 3 favorites, according to the following criteria:
- General impression
- Creativity and originality of the concept
- Quality of technical work
- Attention to detail
I haven’t made my choice yet but hey, you can imagine that I’m going to encourage the Manitoba ice carving team! And you ?
More posts about things to do in Winnipeg?
– the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
– the Manitoba Electrical Museum
– the Cement Cemetery
– the St-Boniface Museum
– Back Alley Arctic, polar street-art
– the Manitoba Museum
– Winterlude, an ice-carving competition
– all the museums in Winnipeg
– the West End Murals