Ice Sculpting a 20 ton display for Zehnder’s Snowfest

Ice News Desk

Rock On Ice was recently in Frankenmuth, Michigan, for the annual Zehnder’s Snowfest, where we carved a news desk out of ice for the Channel 5 News team.

The ice news desk was created using 20 blocks of ice and was used over two days for their shows. Nothing creates a bigger impact than large functional ice sculptures. It shows up great on TV and has a great WOW factor!

Rock On Ice was also contracted to carve 134 blocks of ice for the event. The massive display was carved over four days and took eight carvers to complete. Imagine carving this massive ice display where the average temperatures ranged from -8 to 10 degrees. This main display was a “Pure Michigan” theme. We carved the Mackinac Bridge, Detroit Tigers logo, Ford Model T car, and then incorporated some Michigan wildlife with a Bear, White Tail deer, elk, owl, heron, ducks, frogs, bass and much more. All things native to the state of Michigan.

We also carved “Kids names in Ice”—this is always a fan favorite interactive activity. Each child was given their very own personalized ice sculpture to take home and enjoy. We carved over 800 kids’ names!

In all, when the entire project was completed, we carved over 20 tons of ice for the public to view!

Let’s give some props to all the ice carvers that helped out with this event—you guys ROCK! Additional artists on this project were: Chad Hartson, Ryan Roth, Maryse Richards, Trent Mason, Titus Arensberg, Jeff Petercsak, and Michael Stoddard.

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