Category Archives: Ice Sculptures

School Demonstrations

Rock On Ice can provide schools with fun, educational, interactive activities. We visited General Rosecrans Elementary on two separate occasions for interactive demonstrations: soap carving a turkey, and building an ice castle wall.

For “Pioneer Days” we used about 80 bar soaps to create this turkey carved from soap. Master carver, Greg Butauski, pre-carved the head and body. Bars of soap were carved into feathers by the students, and then were secured in place with toothpicks.
The students were very excited to get to participate in this fun, hands-on activity!

Soap carving preparation

 

 

 

 

 

Greg sculpted the body of the turkey from a 5lb. block of soap.

Soap Carving School Demonstration Teaching the Class How to Carve

 

 

 

 

 

Students in groups of 8 were taught how to sculpt
feathers from a bar of soap.

Soap Carving Demonstration Adding Feathers

 

 

 

 

 

As they completed the feathers, Greg added them
to the turkey with toothpicks.

Soap Carving Adding Feathers with Toothpicks

 

 

 

 

 

Each child was able to see where their feather
was placed on the turkey. This was a great activity
in which the whole 2nd  grade class contributed.

Turkey Soap Carving Completed

 

 

 

 

 

The completed turkey. The feedback from students
was overwhelming – they commented that this was
their favorite of all the activities that day!

 

For a different event at the school, we came in
to build an ice castle wall. Ice blocks were pre-carved
and brought in for the students.

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Students stack the ice blocks to build up the wall.

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The ice blocks are held together by fusion. The wall
grows taller as each student gets to place their block.
How cool! 

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Greg adds some finishing touches to the wall.
This is a great interactive activity for a small
space such as an individual classroom.

Gift An Ice Sculpture or Fruit Carving

Need a unique gift idea for a relative or friend but have completely run out of ideas? Then perhaps you should consider an ice sculpture or fruit carving.

Gift cards, flowers, perfume—these are some common gifts to give someone, but if you are looking for something truly unique, then a customized ice sculpture or fruit carving is the answer.

Rock on Ice can take any interests or hobbies and incorporate them into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. We can design personalized sculptures for weddings, birthdays, graduations—any special occasion you can think of, we can design a sculpture that will create that wow factor.

All we need is an idea and you can sit back and let us do all the work!

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Give your sixteen-year-old the one thing they probably have never had for their birthday—a personalized ice sculpture. This one includes a picture of the birthday girl with a cute swirly design. And don’t forget the block numbers that make the whole sculpture the hit of the party!

Fruit-Carving-Watermelon-with-nameAnother idea for a birthday is a fruit carving customized with a name. This watermelon features beautifully carved roses surrounding a name. This carving would work well for a graduation party also.

Disney-Frozen-Ice-Sculpture

What child would not be amazed to see this Frozen themed sculpture at their party. We can take any character from a favorite movie and incorporate into a design to make it unique and memorable.

Fruit-Carving-Jill-and-GregHow about a fruit carving for a wedding buffet centerpiece? This can be customized  to the couples’ interests or hobbies. A very beautiful complement to any wedding.

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Here is a birthday block design featuring a personalized photo with script writing. Add your own flowers and accessories to compete the sculpture!

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This ice sculpture would be the perfect wedding gift, featuring an engagement photo. This simple, but elegant design would be a unique addition to any event.

Looking for more ideas? Visit our themed ice sculptures and food art pages.

Ice Sculpture Display of a Life Size Kitchen – Over 2 Tons of Ice!

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Rock On Ice created a life size ice kitchen for Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. This ice kitchen used 130 blocks of ice and was over 45,000 lbs. of ice…that’s about 2 tons! The kitchen consisted of: three ovens, a 12 burner stove with grill and griddle, pastry station, wood burning oven, cooler, dish tank, and an interactive dining room table with seating. Take a look at this unbelievable display that took 5 days to complete.

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Here are our talented carvers who helped build this amazing ice kitchen: Nick Foltz, Michael Stoddart, Dean Murray, Greg Butauski, Jeff Petercsak, and Titus Arensberg (not pictured).

Ice-Kitchen-Pastry-ChefHere is one of our chefs, standing at the pastry station. He is rolling out some dough (ice dough that is) with a roller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about a chef flipping ice eggs.

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A kitchen would not be complete without a dish tank.
Along with some dirty dishes in the sink and clean plates
stacked on racks. Pretty cool!

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Chef chasing chickens.

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Grilling some steaks.

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Loading the wood burning stove.

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Stirring the pot.

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Taking the pie out of the oven.

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This was truly a one-of-a-kind ice installation and a great collaboration among some very skilled ice carvers.

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Rock On Ice Rocks the NHL All Star Weekend

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Rock On Ice was super excited to be a part of the NHL All Star Weekend, January 23-25, 2015. We had many sculptures going out for various events in town, so check out our pics from this amazing weekend for Columbus.

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Among the numerous events around Columbus for fans, we created this ice sculpture for Fox Sports private party at Hyde Park. It was 4 color logo, 56 inches tall, and used 2 blocks of ice.

 

 

 

 

Here is the beginning our our 20 block arch and city skyline ice sculpture. We created this for a corporate party celebrating the city of Columbus.

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Almost finished…

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Phew—this was a tough one.

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The final ice sculpture was 6 feet tall and 12 feet long. Check out the lighted bar completely surrounding the sculpture!

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We were also commissioned to do interactive murals and painting demonstrations. Here are our two mural designs that guests’
could help paint. The design was the Columbus city skyline and
the hockey arena.

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It was great to see kids and adults take part in this fun activity!

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For the Fan Fair at the Columbus Convention Center, we created an ice hockey alley for Coors Light. The hockey alley used 8 blocks of ice and was 16 feet long. This is a great way to get the crowd involved with your brand–make it interactive!

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This was an exciting weekend for the city of Columbus hosting the NHL All Star game, and we were thrilled to be a part of it! Check out some of our other special event sculptures we have created.

Ice Sculptures and Ice Sculpting Demonstrations for the Holiday Season

The excitement of the upcoming season is upon us—the anticipation of the first snowfall, holiday festivities, and spending time with family and friends. Preparing for the holiday season can be a hectic time, so let us take one thing off your plate! We can design a beautiful ice sculpture for your holiday party, corporate event, or winter festival.

Rock On Ice specializes in customized ice sculptures to make your event one-of-a-kind! In this article, you will find many ideas on how to add that special touch to any party or event you are planning.

Holiday Party
We will work with you to create an ice sculpture that friends and family will not stop talking about. We have a wide range of different types of sculptures and we make the process (from selecting to ordering) effortless. Here are some ideas for your holiday party:

Drink Dispenser
Available in 1 or 3 gallon size.

Beverage Dispenser Ice Sculpture

Speciality
Add seafood and make it functional.

Triple Snowflake with Shrimp Ice Sculpture

Corporate Event
The best ice sculptures to include for your corporate event are ones that are Functional, which means the sculptures serve an additional purpose. And, we can customize any sculpture with your logo. Here are some options that would work well for a corporate event:

Corporate logo
We can incorporate your company logo into any ice sculpture.

Seafood Ice Sculpture Display with Corporate Logo

Ice Bar
Customize your ice bar with a logo, bottle holder, or ice luge.

Ice Bar Table Top

 

Winter Festival
If you are organizing a winter festival, it would not be complete without an ice sculpting demonstration. We provide many options to make your event unique and fun for everyone of all ages! Many of our demonstrations last 2-4 hours and can include:

Kids Names In Ice
We can personalize mini-blocks for the kids to take home.

Ice Festival Kids Names in Ice

Fire and Ice Tower
Encased in ice for a cool (and hot) gathering place for everyone.

Fire and Ice Tower

Photo Opportunities in Ice
We can create photo opportunities for family and friends, like this cool photo frame.

Winter Festival Ice Frame with Photo Opportunity

If you are looking to include a unique element for your party or event this season, Rock On Ice can customize an ice sculpture for you that guests will talk about for years to come!

Visit our Winter Festivals and Corporate Logos pages for more ideas.

Contact us if you would like a customized quote.

Functional Ice Sculptures for a unique and memorable event

Are you planning an event and you need some unique ideas on how to make it different? Functional ice sculptures are more than just beautiful, they function in many different ways to serve your guests!

Rock On Ice creates many different types of functional ice sculptures. We will give you some great ideas in this article that you can incorporate into your event. Your guests will remember these spectacular ice sculptures and their functionality.

Caviar Station
Caviar is best served cold. This sculpture displays caviar, condiments, and vodka on ice. The vodka bottle in the center has a russian label with instructions on how to take a proper Russian Vodka Shot.  The bottle is surrounded by caviar condiments and multiple types of vodka for the guests to enjoy, all on ice!

Ice Bar with Logo and Condiments featured on Ice

Seafood Display
Many corporate events serve a variety of seafood, such as, shrimp, oysters, lobster, and sushi. Incorporate your seafood into a beautiful ice sculpture such as this 8 ft. seafood display below. The design showcases multiple ice trays for the different types of seafood.

Seafood Display Ice Sculpture

For this wedding shrimp tower we added the couples’ initial. Any of our shrimp towers can be modified with corporate logos, photos, or monograms.  The shrimp can be fed into the top of the tower and self dispenses at the bottom.  The shrimp can be viewed through the ice and kept at the proper temperature for service to your guests.

Shrimp Dispenser Ice Sculpture with Initial

 

Fountain
Fountains are beautiful and very functional – your guests can serve themselves drinks! Add your company logo to make it complete.

Fountain Ice Sculpture for Oxy Water with Logo

Bottle Holder
Don’t settle for a typical beverage display – get creative and chill your bottles on ice! Our Stacked Bottle Holder will keep your liquor cold all through your event. This couple choose to freeze their college logos into their wedding sculpture. We can customize any sculpture to fit your interests.

Bottle Holder Wedding Ice Sculpture Ohio State and Michigan

Make your upcoming event extra special and add a functional ice sculpture.

View  more ideas for functional ice sculptures

Contact us and we can customize a sculpture that will make your event unique and memorable for you and your guests!

 

Wedding Venue Spotlight: NorthStar Golf Club

The first in a multi-part series where Rock On Ice spotlights their favorite wedding venues in the Columbus area.

NorthStar Golf Club is a new club located on the north side of Columbus, in Sunbury, Ohio. The club offers beautiful views that include multiple ponds with fountains, and an outside gazebo— the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony! Move inside for an elegant reception area that can be catered by the full service facility.

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Rock On Ice has set-up many ice sculptures for NorthStar. The staff are professional and easy to work with and they will make sure your event will be one that will leave a lasting impression!

Here are photos of the ice sculptures we provided for this beautiful bride’s wedding ceremony and reception.

Wedding Ice Sculpture Shared-Hearts 2014This is our “Shared Hearts” ice sculpture which features an abstract Bride and Groom as their shared hearts become one.

Love Ice Sculpture 2014This ice sculpture was placed on the gift table. The “LOVE” design is   new  for 2014.

We have had many positive experiences working with the NorthStar staff, so why don’t you add them to your list of wedding venues to check out this year! Visit NorthStar for information, and visit Rock On Ice to see more of our wedding ice sculptures.