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Ice Carving

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Wander Minnesota: Winter Carnival Ice Sculptures

Polar vortex or no polar vortex, the St. Paul Winter Carnival is in full spring, and with it, one of my favorite winter spectacles: the ice sculpture contest in Rice Park. This year’s competitors had to deal with some wildly varying weather conditions, including last Sunday’s near-blizzard. But that didn’t stop them from delivering some beautiful pieces.

01/29/2014

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Snow Sculpture, Ice Carving Contest Winners Announced

Artists participating in the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s snow sculpture and ice-carving competitions didn’t have to worry about a shortage of materials this year. The winners were announced over the weekend.

01/27/2014

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Ice Job, Guys! The Winter Carnival Ice Carving Winners

At the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the winners of the multi-block ice carving competition have been announced. Coming in third place is a piece called “Dream Chaser.”It was made by Greg Schmotzer from Hastings and Chris Swarbrick from Hudson Wis., who went home with a $500 prize. In second place is a piece called “Aerial Aquatics.”Chad Peterson and Jerry Sarff from Monticello, along with Eric Rotter from Detroit Lakes, received a $1,000 prize for their creation. And in first place went to a piece called “Fishing to Win.”

01/25/2014

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Get A Close-Up Look At Winter Carnival Ice Carving

Ice carvers are working around the clock to finish their entries at the 126th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.

01/27/2012