Fire and Ice Festival Looking for Carvers

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2017 Fire and Ice Festival on Feb. 18.

Ice carvers compete for cash prizes and begin carving at 9 am in various locations in downtown Sturgeon Bay. A panel of volunteers will judge all ice carvings beginning at 2 pm. The awards ceremony begins at 3 pm in the SBVC (36 S. Third Ave). Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded by carving experience level.

Individuals, and teams of friends and family, are encouraged to carve. Participation is free and carving experience isn’t necessary for beginner level. Only 15 ice blocks are available for carving, and competitors will be accepted based on the date of submitted application and carving sketches.

New this year, all carving levels may use power tools; beginners may use basic power tools, such as hair dryers, heat guns or drills. Anyone under 18 years must have parental supervision. Hand carving tools are available for use from the SBVC for a $10 refundable deposit.

To participate, fill out the application online at on the Fire and Ice page.

Ice and snow block sponsors are still needed to make the carvings a reality. Each block costs $100. To sponsor an ice or snow block, contact the SBVC at 920.743.6246 or [email protected]


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