Some of the country’s best amateur and professional Ice Carvers will compete by creating frozen masterpieces in Stowe this Saturday, January 22. The nationally sanctioned NICA event comes at the conclusion of Stowe’s week-long Winter Carnival, an annual celebration that’s been happening since 1922.
The Ice Carving Competition will take place between 1:00pm and 5:00pm in the Spruce Peak Plaza, with an awards ceremony and après ski party featuring Live Music from 5:00pm to 7:00pm inside Spruce Camp at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort. The awards party will be followed by a Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Show on Spruce Peak. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Fire & Ice’ and all magnificent ice sculptures will remain on display around Stowe for the duration of winter, or until they melt.
About NICA – Formed in 1987 as a Not-for-Profit Organization, the purpose of the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) is to promote the art of ice sculpture through education, competitions, standardized judging and exhibitions. NICA sanctions ice carving exhibitions and competitions throughout the United States.
Event Schedule: January 22, 2010
Place: Spruce Peak Plaza
1:00pm – Competition begins for Pros + Ams
4:00pm – Amateur Carvers Finish
5:00pm – Pro Carvers Finish
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Après Ski and Awards in Spruce Camp Base Lodge
7:00pm – Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Show on Spruce Peak