Since 2009 Ice on Whyte has hosted an international ice carving competition. The art created by these teams is amazing and every year the judges comment on the quality of the artist's creations.
In 2014, Ice on Whyte is inviting 10 teams of professional ice carvers to compete at the festival and we are inviting 5 teams of novice ice carvers to compete in the first ever novice category.
Professional and Novice category teams consist of 2 artists per team.
Three qualified judges critique the professional artist's sculptures and allocate points based on First Impression, Structure, Skill and Technique, Details, Concept and Design, Creativity and Artistic Merit. Three of the professional ice carvers will judge the novice category based on the same categories as the professional artist's sculptures.
The festival provides meals, accommodations and transportation to and from the Edmonton International Airport and the artist hotel rooms.
The carving awards ceremony take place on Sunday, January 26 at approximately 4 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!