Rock On Ice was commissioned again for 2018 to create a magical ice experience in Frankenmuth, Michigan – this year was no exception! If you love gnomes, then check out this enormous 105 block ice display for Zehnder’s annual Snowfest.
The total ice sculpture scene was 30 feet long and 12 feet tall.
There were 6 carvers that helped create the village where visitors look for gnomes carved in all the different ice sculptures. The display took over over two weeks to complete. (As the saying goes, gnome wasn’t built in a day.)
This sign greets you to the Bavarian village where you are asked to find the gnomes.
The gnome village.
The spectacular clock tower…wow!
(Greg Butauski is not a gnome.)
Gnome is where the heart is.
Ice news desk with color logo…another gnome!
The Bavarian village complete with lights. (If you are curious, there were 23 gnomes to find.)
Many thanks to the ice carvers who made this amazing display happen: Titus Arensberg, Jeff Petercsak, Michael Stoddart, Matthew Stoddart, Jason Bartlett, and Greg Butauski. (Concept by Dean Murray.)
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.
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).
Here 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.
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!
Chef chasing chickens.
Grilling some steaks.
Loading the wood burning stove.
Stirring the pot.
Taking the pie out of the oven.
This was truly a one-of-a-kind ice installation and a great collaboration among some very skilled ice carvers.
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.
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.
Phew—this was a tough one.
The final ice sculpture was 6 feet tall and 12 feet long. Check out the lighted bar completely surrounding the sculpture!
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.
It was great to see kids and adults take part in this fun activity!
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!
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.
It’s the first competition for the 2015 season and Greg Butauski earns a Gold medal for his sculpture titled, “T-Rex.”
The Village at Leesburg, VA, is a new competition on the NICA circuit. It was a tough one, with 8 blocks to carve in 8 hours!
The event took place January 31 and carvers worked in 30 degree temperatures. It took 2 hours and 30 minutes just to stack the T-Rex sculpture and was completed within the exhausting 8 hour time limit.
Next on the circuit will be St. Joseph’s Magical Ice Festival on February 6th and 7th. Keep checking back to see event results, which all leads to the NICA US Nationals Championship on February 20th.
Rock On Ice is rolling out our new logo!
It has been many years of using the rockin’ guitar logo. And, while the logo holds a special place in our hearts, we felt it was time for a change. The new logo still has the rockin’ vibe, but with a little more sophistication. It will reflect a more branded look across all of our marketing materials, website, and social media sites.
Check out the before and after logo…what do you think?
Even in the midst of energizing our brand—one thing remains constant—we remain dedicated to the customer. As Rock On Ice grows in the future, we believe in offering the highest quality in services and providing the most spectacular ice sculptures imaginable!
Check out the cool article featuring Rock On Ice in the December issue of 614 magazine.