Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

As the holidays are in full swing, the music is playing in all the stores and everyone is trying to find the perfect gift for the loved ones. Holiday decorations are strewn across shops and stores, houses and businesses, and the city streets. You can see a snowman or Santa Claus in every window and every tree has a festive look with lights and ornaments.

 

This is also the time of year where festivals of lights or Christmas light tours happen. Showcasing creative light designs, when displayed at night, of jolly Saint Nick and his faithful reindeer as well as Hanukkah menorahs and dreidels, get everyone in the holiday spirit.

 

Adding Holiday Themed Ice Sculptures To The Festivities

 

Holiday festival light designs are great and the draw for families and tourists, but an ice sculpture is the cherry on top and really adds a different dimension to the theme. An ice sculptor can really be creative with his creations; using winter and holiday recognizable characters such as Frosty the Snowman or The Grinch to even just making a 3D snowflake or Christmas tree.

 

Using LED lights and pedestals, the ice artist can incorporate more into the imagination, adding color to the ice and putting emphasis on certain aspects of the sculpture. Red and green would go well with any ice design since they are the traditional holiday colors but thinking outside of the norm, using a bright silver or blue can also draw attention to the piece. Even trying to attach a carrot or cob pipe to Frosty can go the extra mile for entertainment.

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

 

Using these types of ice sculptures can really make any light festival that much better and unique, and a favorite to all ages.

 

For any of your ice sculpting needs, whether it is ice crafting accessories or personal protection, look to Ice Crafters. For more information on what tools or products we offer, contact Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

When it comes to a wedding, a bride and groom who are making plans for the reception get what they want. In this instance what they want most for the celebration is an ice luge sculpture for their guests to use. What’s an ice luge you might ask? An ice luge is a relatively large block of ice that has small, narrow channels carved inside or out, where liquid is poured sometimes into the drinker’s mouth or glass. Usually these are alcoholic drinks.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

An ice luge can be made from molds as well, but that takes away the creativity and originality from an ice sculptor. As an ice sculptor this gives you a chance to show off you talents as well as give the couple an item that will be showcased at their event.

 

Supplies Every Ice Luge Needs

 

Decisions must be made to which style of ice luge will be made. This will decide which supplies you need and what type of block will be made. One ice luge design has the tubes or hose inside in order to pour the drink using a spigot to control the flow of the drinks. Another design is to carve out the ice block and create luge slides that give the bartender the ability to pour drink down the slide into the waiting mouth or glass.

 

Either creation takes a sculpture’s touch as they can be a work of art. Perhaps you engrave the bride and groom’s initials in the side or names in/on the side or create the block with LED lights to glow throughout; the possibilities to be a visionary are endless.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

Regardless of which type of ice luge you are tasked to create, you’ll need ice luge supplies. Ice Crafters has the supplies you need for all your ice sculpting needs and more. Whether you need ice luge parts or other supplies for your ice sculpting needs, consult with the professionals at Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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Ithaca Ice Wars 2014 (Video)

Ithaca Ice Wars 2014 (Video)

Ice sculpting is a passionate, skillful, art for all to enjoy. During this time across the United States, the National Ice Carving Association (NCIA) sponsors Official Events in various locations and dates. One of the upcoming ice carving events sanctioned by the NCIA is the Ithaca Ice Wars, on December 11th through the 13th, in Ithaca, NY.

 

Located in the Ithaca Commons in downtown Ithaca, Ithaca’s Ice Wars Ice Carving Competition showcases sixteen acclaimed ice carvers from around the world that will compete in three competitions over three days to win the grand prize of $9,000.

 

Check out a video from last year’s competition:

 

 

As you can see the sculptors can get very creative with their designs, all works are unique.

 

Friday’s event is a speed competition. In the competition, two carvers will go head-to-head with only one chance to make the perfect cuts, delivering a statue that will be judged by a National Ice Carving professional judging panel and the crowd. Each master carver must complete a statue in 20-minutes, using a very limited supply of ice carving tools to craft each sculpture.

 

On Saturday, there are two competitions. The first part of the Ice Wars is for the ice sculptors to begin carving their entire statues in one place, and then they must move the carving without breaking it to the final display location.

 

The second event is last of the NCIA event. This is where the really big ice art can be done. The talented ice carvers are to show off their skill by creating works from two, 300lbs blocks of ice.

 

As you can see here at Ice Crafters, we enjoy the sport and clash of artists in ice sculpting. If you have an affinity for the arts and enjoy watching the masters at their craft, check out this event or one that is in your area.

 

For those ice carvers that are looking to improve their sculpting tools or accessories, check out the wide variety of products that Ice Crafters carries and prepare yourself to make amazing pieces of art like those at the Ithaca ice Wars! For more information contact Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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