STOWE, Vermont — Some of the country’s best amateur and professional Ice Carvers will compete by creating frozen masterpieces in Stowe this Saturday, January 24. The nationally sanctioned NICA event comes at the conclusion of Stowe’s week-long Winter Carnival, an annual celebration around the ski area since 1922.
The Ice Carving Competition will take place between 11:00am and 3:00pm in the Spruce Peak Plaza, with an awards ceremony and apr??s ski party from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the Great Room inside the new Spruce Camp at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort. The theme of this year’s event is ‘The Wilderness’ and all magnificent ice sculptures will remain on display around Stowe for the duration of winter, or until they melt.
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.