These are photos of this year's World Ice Art Championship held annually in Fairbanks, Alaska.
My husband and I went with Jackie and Eddie. Jackie took all the photos.
The Ice Arts begin the last week of February each year and go to the end of March, though truthfully, by March 31st, the sculptures are starting to melt.
Founded in April 1990, the Ice Alaska organization is truly volunteer driven. It is powered by over 90 committees, a nine member board of directors, and over 300 volunteers. The 2014 event hosted over 100 ice artists, representing 9 countries and, many areas of the United States.
In past years, artists from 45 countries have competed in the BP World Ice Art Championships. The result is over 100 competition sculptures and exhibition pieces, and the ever-expanding playful ice attractions in the Kids Park.
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
Ice carvers come from all over the world to compete in this ice art championship. There is a single-block competition and a multi-block competition.
I'd like to thank Jackie and Eddie for letting me use their photos for my blog! Happy travels, guys!