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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.

T-Rex wins a Gold at Leesburg

 

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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!

T-rex-Ice-Sculpture-HeadThe 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.

 

The Food Artist Group Goes To Busch Gardens, Virginia

The Food Artist Group was created and organized  by James Parker of  Veggy Art Studios.  James is a Food Network Champion,  judge and food artist with incredible talent that has a vision for the modern food artist.

James has helped Greg Butauski of Rock On Ice in the past by judging at some of his Food Art Competitions in Akron Ohio and also at The Carve, in Holland Michigan.  Since then they have stayed in contact and have been waiting for the opportunity to work together again.

Then it happened.  James Parker, thinking outside the box, creates a new demonstration format using some of the most talented food artists from all across the country  working in multiple mediums.  They include: chocolate artists, fruit and vegetable carvers, cake artists, bread artists, ice carvers, sugar artists, and cheese artists.

Over dinner and a couple of drinks James and Greg discussed how to make a more interactive ice sculpting show for Busch Gardens in Virginia.  The concept was laid out and then James made it happen.  He said he could fit us into the Food and Wine Festival.  This event was coming into its second year and Greg Butauski and Dean Murray were new to the group and wanted to leave a good impression.

Greg and Dean were very grateful for the opportunity to work with this very elite group of artists!  They were contracted to work on an ice sculpting show and also provide fruit and vegetable carvings for entertainment, right up their alley!

In all, it was a great experience for everyone and James did a great job managing six weeks of entertainment for the Food and Wine Festival keeping the concepts fresh and the art flowing from one week to the next.

To book the Food Artist Group contact us and we can put you in contact with our fearless leader, James Parker.   Otherwise you can check out our Facebook page for the Food Artist Group

ice sculpting: a new year, a new logo

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?

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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!