Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational Invades Holland, MI

December 17th, 2013


Each January, as a fresh new year begins, Downtown Holland, MI forms a partnership with the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) to put on an Ice Sculpting Invitational and Competition to remember. This is a weekend-long invitational that is jam-packed with all sorts of fun and excitement, so trust us when we tell you that you aren’t going to want to miss it!


2014 Collegiate Ice Carving Invitational Invades Holland, MI | Ice Crafters

This year’s collegiate competition will take place January 10,2013 until the 11th where talented students will take chisels, torches, hammers, chainsaws and whatever else they need to create beautiful works of art out of blocks of ice! Friday’s competition will require contestants to carve a “buffet style” sculpture out of a block of ice in an hour and a half. On Saturday, participants will have four hours to create a sculpture of their choice in a freestyle competition.


If any of you ice sculpting enthusiasts are in the area during this particular weekend, we would highly recommend that you make time to check out this competition! Come out watch these talented students carve and chisel beautiful creations out of a block of ice and you may just get a glimpse at the next generation’s greatest ice sculptor! The Downtown Holland area will be transformed into a winter wonderland of fascinating ice sculptures, so even if you’re just passing through, you’re sure to be treated to a breath-taking sight.


Wander through Holland and watch the process from beginning to end. You will be amazed at what can result from a chunk of ice and who knows – you may even discover a new passion yourself!


(Posted by: Alice Connelly of Ice Crafters)



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