2013 GENERAL PRESS RELEASE
October 15, 2012
For further information:
Tammy Brickley, Publicity Chairman
Hoa Brickley, Business Manager - 907-388-6388
2013 World Ice Art Championships
FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 31 , 2013 10 AM - 10 P M Daily
Fairbanks is home to the World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth. From its beginning in 1988, the World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world. 45,000 visitors come to the Ice Park to see these intricately carved masterpieces. The theme for this year's World Ice Art Championships is “Future in Ice.”
This year, the event is in its second year at its new home at the George Horner Ice Art Park. The new twenty-seven acre park is centrally located in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, and contains a large on-site pond which easily produces the over four million pounds of "Arctic Diamond" ice—exceptionally clear, thick ice—used by the sculptors.
Near the pond there is a large designated Kid’s Park which features a whimsical set of slides and sculptures. In addition, there are ice mazes, a skating rink, an “ice stage” for various performances and a concession area. Ice carving competitions include the Single Block Classic, the Multi-Block Classic, the Amateur Open Exhibition for novices to try out their skills, and the Youth Classic for high school students.
The 2013 BP World Ice Art Championships will be open daily 10am-10pm, February 26 through March 31, 2013.
FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 31, 2013 – BP WORLD ICE ARTCHAMPIONSHIPS
ICE PARK AND KIDS PARK
OPEN DAILY - FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 31 , 2013–10 AM – 10 PM
Feb 26 – Feb. 28 – Single Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
Mar 3 – Mar 8 – Multi-Block Classic Competition - Artists Sculpting
March 1 – Single Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (Single Block sculptures completed March 1 and on display until March 31)
Mar 9 – Multi-Block Awards Ceremony, 8 PM (25 Multi-Block sculptures completed March 9 and on display until March 31)
Feb 27 – Mar 13 Amateur Open Exhibition - Flexible Schedule for registration
Mar 12 – 15 – Frances and Clarence G. Beers Youth Classic
Mar 10 – 25 – View the finished sculptures & enjoy the Kids Park!
Mar 16 – Frances and Clarence G. Beers Youth Classic Awards and Amateur Open Recognition.
Mar 31st – Park closure, 10 PM
LOCATION: 3070 PHILLIPS FIELD ROADS, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
For information related to this press release:
Hoa Brickley, Business Manager, phone 907-388-6388. Fax 907- 456-7674
Have an "Ice" Day