Ice carvers chipping away for first place


Photos: Ice carvers begin creating their art pieces at Centennial Park on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/

Ice carvers from around the world met at Fort St. John’s Centennial Park on Friday, to turn a chunk of ice into art.

The international carvers began chipping away the ice blocks shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon. They have exactly two hours to complete their masterpieces.

The Single Block Ice Carving Competition is the first challenge of the High on Ice Festival.

A panel of judges is supervising the sanctioned event.

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Watch the video below to see the start of the very first ice carving event of 2010.