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Grae's entry in the amateur section

The World Ice Art Championships is an ice sculpting contest in Fairbanks, Alaska put on by Ice Alaska. The contest is the largest of its kind in the world and attended by more than 100 sculptors from 30 different countries every year. We were here in 2013 and were amazed by the beautiful sculptures.

The ice blocks are harvested from an 80-foot-deep pond. It is so clear it is referred to as "arctic diamond". In addition to sculptures on view, the event features a Kids Park sculpted out of ice, including ice slides, an ice maze, an ice rink, and spinning cups.

We visited during the day and returned at night to see them illuminated. It was snowing and very cold!

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