Dirty Dozen: 4th Annual Ice Sculpting Competition at Discovery Green
On Saturday, January 7 one dozen acclaimed ice artists from around the country including Illinois, California and Alaska will compete for a cash prize, people’s choice award and ice game clout. Ice sculptors use chainsaws, blow torches, razor sharp chisels and talent to transform blocks of ice into amazing works of art in five hours. Join Discovery Green park-goers, DLG Ice Factory and many more for this all day event with emcee GONZO247 of Aerosol Warfare.
This year the competition features ice blocks harvested using more than 1500 gallons of recycled rain water, in keeping with Discovery Green’s mission and following the competition the ice will be used to water the park’s landscaping.
Each year thousands attend this event to watch the carvers battle it out for the grand prize. Ice master Buddy Rasmussen took the grand prize in 2011 and will be back in 2012 to defend his title. Music throughout the day provided by DJ CAPS ONE. The event concludes with the announcement of the winning team as DownFall 2012 performs for a grand finale ice fight between The Reverend Butter and the winning master carvers on the Anheuser-Busch stage.
This event is family friendly and free and open to the public.
WHEN: January 7, 2012, 10 am - 5:30 pm
WHERE: Discovery Green
TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
10:00 am – Ice sculpting begins
3:00 pm - Judging by a panel of experts
4:30 pm - Awards and People’s Choice Announcement, presented by GONZO247
5:00 pm- Ice Fight featuring The Reverend Butter, the winning ice carver team and rock band DownFall 2012 on the Anheuser Busch Stage