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Get Ready for Ice on Whyte 2022

January 27 to February 6
Weekdays 5pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 9:30pm
Closed Monday January 31st

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See some of the Canada’s best ice carving talent

Ice on Whyte usually hosts one of three international ice carving competitions in Canada alongside Winterlude in Ottawa, and Ice Magic in Lake Louise. With the restrictions on travel in 2022, we decided to do something different. We have invited 11 carvers from across Canada to build a world of winter magic turning Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park into a breathtaking sculpture garden. This years’ artists are:


  • Andrew Wagner – Edmonton, AB
  • Cliff Vacheresse – Edmonton, AB
  • Jayleen Wilke – Edmonton, AB
  • Larry MacFarlane – Winnipeg, AB
  • Manoj Khorugdharry – Ottawa, ON
  • Ross Baisas – Vderdun, PQ
  • Rusty Cox – Fairmount Hot Springs, BC
  • Scott Harrison – Calgary, AB
  • Steve Buzak – Edmonton, AB


  • Alex Avelino – Winlaw, BC
  • Cliff Vacheresse – Edmonton, AB
  • Peter Vogalaar- Winlaw, BC

What’s so special about carving ice?

Carving ice is made by a special process that freezes water from the bottom up in a Clinebell machine. This process allows the impurities to rise to the top and be trimmed off, resulting in a crystal clear block of ice. Each block of ice is 1M (40″) X .5M (20″) X .25M (10″) and weighs 135 KG (297 LBS).

The International Competition will return in 2023

We hope to welcome back our international ice carving competitors in 2023 and bring back the Canada Cup on Ice Carving competition circuit. Ice on Whyte is a professional, juried competition with a limited number of spot available each year. That said, we are always looking to meet new carvers. Please watch for updated information in the fall of 2022.

2020 Boardwalk Ice on Whyte International Ice Carving Competition Teams

CAPAN – Yoshinobu Nakadera & Shawn Hutzul from Japan & Canada creating My Sweetheart

Double Dutch Trouble – Wilfred Stijger & Edith van de Wetering from the Netherlands creating Dance Macabre                             

Elegant Dream – Don Lowing & Mowafak Nema from the United States & Iraq creating Aladdin and the Jinny                             

Hagal – Julio Martinez & Ryan Hill from Mexico & Canada creating The King of Blashyrk <——

Kee & Nathan – Kee Gawah & Nathan McKeough from Malaysia & Canada creating Strathcona Blues

Kram & FFilc – Cliff Vacheresse & Mark Berge from Edmonton, creating Dexturbia

Ledus – Karlis Ile & Maija Puncule from Latvia creating Rain

Team Sakha* – Egor Stepanov & Alexey Andreev from the Republic of Sakha in Russia creating Melody of Autumn Skies
* Winner of the 2019 Canada Cup of Ice Carving



Tickets available at the gate or online

Family Pack (2 adults, 2 children) $18
Adults $6
Children 2-13 years old $4
Under 2 free

Ice on Whyte

January 27 to February 6, 2022

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The real fun starts when temperatures drop below zero.