The International Ice Carving Competition kicks off the festival as 10 teams of artists from around the world create amazing ice carvings. The ice carvings remain on exhibit for the duration of the festival. Enjoy the outdoor play on the giant ice slide and in the interactive kids zone. The evenings are filled with live music presented by Alberta musicians. There will be food, hot beverages, fashion, L'il Chipper ice carving lessons, crafts, cultural exhibits and much more.