Transporting and Moving Ice Sculptures with the Use of Equipment

Transporting and Moving Ice Sculptures with the Use of Equipment

The average two block ice sculpture weighs 400 pounds. However, ice sculptures have been known to weigh up to 50,000 pounds. That is a tremendous amount of weight, which makes transportation of the sculpture difficult.

 

Lifting an ice sculpture without experience is not only dangerous; it can pose a lot of damage to the sculpture itself. The best chance of making a smooth move is with appropriate equipment. The equipment referred to is specific to the ice sculpting industry. These transportation tools are specially designed to withstand the weight of an ice sculpture as well as move it efficiently.

 

Protecting Your Work of Ice ArtTransporting and Moving Ice Sculptures with the Use of Equipment

 

Before we discuss what equipment is most accommodating for transportation, we need to address how to protect the actual sculpture.

 

Regardless of travel distance, you’ll want to keep the sculpture safe from sunlight, heat, and physical shock. Blankets and bubble wrap will prevent sculpture damage if hit by an object. An ice sculpture is best protected from the heat when it is covered in bubble wrap or plastic and then covered again by a heavy wool or moving blanket. Specially designed blankets will ensure cold air to be trapped to the ice.

 

Now, when you feel the ice sculpture has been properly wrapped for moving, you will need some equipment assistance. We carry a variety of ice sculpture moving equipment. Lift carts are easy to maneuver and can be secured tightly to an ice sculpture. With wheels and convenient handles, this cart works well for long distance moving. Poly plank foam is resilient and non-abrasive, which makes it useful as a platform to place your ice sculpture on top of.

 

For the above and other ice sculpture transportation equipment, feel free to browse our website or contact us.

 

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Entering Into The NICA Carving Championship

Entering Into The NICA Carving Championship

Running this February 20th to the 22nd, the National Ice Carving Association will be hosting its Ice Carving Championship event in Levis Common and Downtown Perrysburg, Ohio. With two days of competition on the 20th and 21st, and awards ceremony held on the 22nd, this event is dedicated for professional ice crafters to showcase their carving talents.

 

In order to qualify and register for this championship, you must be a registered member of the NICA and have to have scored a total of 70 points or higher, or a first, second or third place at any other NICA event. Participants can expect to be challenged in a Friday 1 block/3 hour and Saturday 2 blocks/4 hour event.

 

Winners Take Home NICA Grand PrizeEntering Into The NICA Carving Championship

 

The winner will receive a prize package including $15,000 in cash, trophies and medals. This two day competition is an ice crafters dream and an ideal way to show off what they can do with a simple block of ice. The works of art created at the NICA Carving Championship are spectacular and worthy of all of the oohs and aahs.

 

It does take years in order to perfect the craft of ice carver. To help you along the way in your challenges leading up to and including the NICA Carving Championship, you’ll need quality tools and equipment, which can be provided here at Ice Crafters.

 

We have an abundance of ice carving parts that are sure to turn your block of ice into a masterpiece. Contact us today or browse our website for products.

 

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