Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Team Alaska Ice Sculptures

We have a lot of extremely talented friends in Skagway, Alaska. This year, some of our friends were asked to attend an invite-only Ice Carving competition in Breckenridge, Colorado last week. When the competition begins, each team starts carving a block of snow (weighing about 20 tons). They can only use hand tools (no power tools), so you can only imagine the work required.

65 hours later, Team Alaska's block looked like this:

Notice the bear searching for the guy in the trailer? Well...he probably won't find him...he's stepped on him!! At the bottom right is their carving/sculpture that was the original design.

They didn't win the competition, but they got Kid's & People's Choice...quite the compliment! Good job, guys!!


9 comments:

Morgan and Derek said...

That is seriously incredible. I LOVE the bear.

leadatortilla said...

They didn't win?!?!? That's crazy! I thought it was awesome... I guess I didn't see the competition!

leadatortilla said...

PS I like your new Valentine's background.

Trista Teeter said...

Wow!! This is so neat!!! I've always wanted to see one of these competitions in real life. LOVE that bear!!!

Julie said...

Awesome!

Stina said...

That is just amazing!!

Jenny said...

That is sooo cool!! I love those shows- we went to one in provo while we were at BYU- it was amazing!! This one is very original and funny though!

Joni said...

That is awesome! I love the design. The trailer looks like our little trailer so I would have voted this one first place. It's funny, imaginative and easy to relate to.

Carrizo said...

The bear is very sympathic.