2014 BP World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska!

February 5th, 2014

 

In its 25th year of hosting, Ice Alaska will soon welcome back the BP World Ice Art Championships and we highly encourage competitors to get their tools and equipment together as soon as possible! Taking place in Fairbanks, AK from February 24th-March 30th, the event is jam packed with all sorts of fantastic ice sculpting fun, so be sure to make your plans and get your affairs in order now if you haven’t already.

 

2014 BP World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska | Ice Crafters

While there is plenty more for adults and kids to do while out enjoying Ice Alaska, the Championship is hands down the main event. This year alone, Fairbanks will host over 100 ice artists from nine different countries and many areas around the United States. Will you be one of them? If not, that’s okay! Sometimes being a spectator can be the most fun, anyway!

 

The first big competition will take place from the first day on February 24th-26th and is recognized as the Single Block Classic World Ice Art Championships. Starting from 9am that Monday until 9pm on Wednesday, teams of one or two will be given an ice block measuring 5’ x 8’ x 3’ to create their sculpture. The results are usually incredible and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday February 27th at 8pm.

 

On March 1st-6th, spectators will be treated to the Multi-Block Classic, featuring teams of two to four sculptors who are given 10 ice blocks measuring 4’ x 6’ x 3’ to work with. As various pieces are stacked on top of one another with the help of skilled lift operators, audience members will be thrilled to see some sculptures reach possible heights of more than 25 feet! The awards ceremony for this particular event will be held on Friday, March 7th and cash prizes will be given to those who rank from 1st-10th place. Additionally, awards will go to those who are voted Artists’ Choice, Governors’ Choice and People’s Choice.

 

For more information about these events, as well as the Amateur Open Exhibition and Youth Classic, visit IceAlaska.com and make your way up North later this month to support your fellow ice crafters!

 

(Posted by: Alice Connelly of Ice Crafters)

 

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