Chippers Ice Carving
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Chiseled – January 24 – 26, 2023 – ICE District Plaza
Watch 8 teams of internationally acclaimed carvers create 15 blocks sculptures in 34 hours. This is free and open to the public. Vote on your favourite sculpture staring January 27. The sculptures will be on display through February 2023.
Ice on Whyte – January 27 – 29, 2023- Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park
Join us in Old Strathcona – Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park – January 27 – 29, 2023 for an Ice on Whyte event. On Friday January 27, a team of local carvers will take over the park and build a sculpture garden as part of a workshop. These sculptures will be on display and demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. We are also bringing back our Chippers ice carving classes. Participation in Chippers is by donation.
Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park will be open:
January 27 – noon to 9pm
January 28 – 10am – 9pm
January 29 – 10am – 7pm
No entry fee.
Absolutely! There are amazing photo opportunities at both locations. The carvings are lit up at night and are spectacular. We really appreciate when our guest share photos on social media. Please tag us @chiseledyeg and use the hashtag #chiseled2023 so we can show them off too.
The festival operates in a safe environment for all visitors. Each of the ice carvings in the competition area weighs over 2,000 kgs (4,500 lbs). Thank you for never crossing into the roped off area around the ice carvings at any time.
Carving ice is made by a special process that freezes from the bottom up, so it’s perfectly clear. It is a fascinating process, visit our supplier, Ice Culture, and check out some of their videos.
A full semi loads of ice will be used. That’s 208 blocks of ice, 24,000 kg’s or 48,000 lbs of ice.
The ice comes from Ice Culture near Mississauga, Ontario. Ice Culture creates the best carving ice in Canada and it is one of the only large-scale carving ice manufacturing plants in the country.
Ice on Whyte is produced by an incredible production team that can accomplish pretty much anything, except control the weather. We will close the McIntrye Park site if the base temperature drops below -25C.
There are walkways throughout the park and pathways created in the snow. If you have someone with you to assist you, it should be fine.
Breathtaking ice carvings, demonstrations, carvings lessons, ambiance and winter fun!