Wander Minnesota: Winter Carnival Ice SculpturesPolar 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.
Snow Sculpture, Ice Carving Contest Winners AnnouncedArtists 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.
Ice Job, Guys! The Winter Carnival Ice Carving WinnersAt 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."
Get A Close-Up Look At Winter Carnival Ice CarvingIce carvers are working around the clock to finish their entries at the 126th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.