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See The Best Ice Carving Talent From Around the World
The Canada Cup of Ice Carving will be held this year at the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival. The Cup showcases the best of ice carving talent from the prestigious Winterlude in Ottawa, Ice Magic in Lake Louise and the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival in Edmonton.
Honouring the best of ice sculpting in Canada, artists from around the world travel to compete and claim the Canada Cup of Ice Carving, the only national competition of its kind in Canada.
The top scoring team from each of the 3 International Ice Carving Competitions will receive a guaranteed berth at the following year’s Canada Cup of Ice Carving.
2019 Canada Cup of Ice Carving Teams
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 carvings are scored by skilled judges and each ice carving is judged on first impression, structure, skill and technique, details, concept and design, creativity and artistic merit.
The real fun starts when temperatures drop below zero.
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