Mar 5, 2006, part B. 2006 World Ice Art Championships - Daytime (900w)
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In the late afternoon, we went to 2006 World Ice Art Championships, also in Fairbanks. It's one of the largest ice sculpture shows in the world, it was pretty neat. There was a Kids park where kids and adults alike could play. This year's theme was the movie Ice Age. For the competitions, there are single-block and multi-block categories. Each block is about 7' tall, 4' wide, and 4' deep (my estimates). Many teams had just begun the multi-block sculptures, including several from China and Taiwan. For more colorful pictures of these same sculptures, go to part C - nighttime pictures of the Ice Art Championships.
2006 World Ice Art Championships
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The Kids Park section had sculptures that kids could play on and around.
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Mammouth from the movie Ice Age
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The Fiddler - one of the winners of the single-block category
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A model of the final sculpture
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Winner of the single block competition
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The multi-block sculptures were just beginning to be made.
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Many teams are comprised of Chinese who emigrated to other countries.
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Chainsaw - for the rough cuts
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The sculpture is first drawn with Sharpies
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Cutting away!
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Team 17 sponsored by China Airlines.
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Other tools of the trade
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Other tools of the trade
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The porta-potties were nice and warm since they were heated!
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I believe this was a functioning phone!
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