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Get Ready for the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival

We’re open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 10 pm and weekends from 10 am to 10 pm.

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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

  • Team Sakha from the Republic of Sakha in Russia creating Happy Childhood
  • Heilongjiang Fine Arts Academy from Harbin, China creating Bounce
  • Double Dutch Trouble from the Netherlands creating Aurora
  • The Baisas Brothers from Canada & the Philippines creating Roarrr!!!!
  • Steve & Scott from Alberta, Canada creating Heritage
  • Malmex from Malaysia & Mexico creating Naudir
  • Ledus from Latvia creating Slowly to the Fast Future
  • Russian Bears from Russia creating Overcoming
  • Chainsaw Ninjas from the Netherlands creating Unexpected!
  • Van Isle Ice from BC, Canada creating Cindi Lou Who?

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).

How do the judges score the carvings?

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.



Tickets available at the gate

Adults $5
Children 2-12 years old $3
Under 2 free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $16

Ice on Whyte

January 24 to 27 & January 31 to February 3, 2019

International Ice Carving Competition and Professional Ice Carving Artists

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