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.
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.”
An ice sculpture of Dr. Seuss’ Winter Making Machine earned its makers a $2,000 prize for coming in first place at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, according to carnival planners.