THE ICE ARTISTS will be starting to prepare their creations on the first Saturday of the PotashCorop WinterShines. It takes them a full week to complete their masterpieces.
Ice Carving activities brought to you by:
World Class Ice Carving Exhibits’ at PotashCorp Wintershines 2015!
“The ice carving will be an amazing experience done by a crew of international ice carvers”, says Shad Ali, WinterShines Festival Director. “Starting this weekend (January 19th), they will be working on their creations like the ice castles and ice playground and it will take them a full week to complete their masterpieces. Everyone can come see these amazing artists at work. “
Ice Fight Schedule:
Everyone is invited to come down and watch the international ice carvers compete in an ICE FIGHT:
- Saturday January 24 from 10:30 until 12:30 - Round 1 - Takashi Ito VS. Tom Pitt
- Saturday January 24 from 2:00 until 4:00 - Round 2 - Julio VS. Doug Lingelbach
International Ice Carvers
Peter Fogarty Peter is the owner of Fire and Ice Creations, a Saskatoon based ice sculpture company. Peter was a chef for 30 years before deciding to pursue his passion of ice carving. His company has created sculptures for everything from the Juno Awards, in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, Both Grey Cups in Saskatchewan, to Ice Bars and Centennial celebrations thru out Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.
This is Peter’s 7th year with Wintershines - http://www.fireandicecreations.ca/about.html
Julio Martinez Culinary Art School Graduate, I started making ice sculptures 10 years ago
My first competition was in Alaska, in my first year of competition in multiblock got the 3rd place team, each year looking to go racing and continue the dream of ice, I am responsible ice carving classes like instructor at the ice park Fairbanks Alaska, in addition to other tasks such as ice carving demonstration, part of the committee support sculptors, Amateur Open and Youth Classic, I was participated in competitions around the world, Canada, USA, China and Mexico as well as participation in some international events like cultural exchange now travel around the world with this favorite phrase - THE SAW IS THE LAW!
This is Julio’s second year at Wintershines
Takashi Ito Takashi has been carving ice sculptures for many years and is also an executive chef at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. Takashi took a short course on ice carving while he was still living in Japan, and since then his passion for it has evolved. He has competed in competitions in the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, China and more.
This is Tak’s third year at Wintershines
Tom Pitt Tom is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and has Been carving Ice since 1984. Represented Canada 3 times at the winter Olympics in Nagano Japan, Salt Lake City and recently at Vancouver. Competed in Japan, China, Germany, the States and all over Canada Has worked as a Culinary arts instructor and Chef at numerous Casino’s after Apprenticing with Chef Murakami where I learned the skill of Ice sculpting.
This is Tom’s 6th year at Wintershines
Doug Lingelbach Doug Lingelbach was born and raised in Saskatchewan. As he was training to become an arborist over 20 years ago, he used his talent with a chainsaw to carve a chair out of a giant cottonwood tree. This led to various styles of sculpture created from the wood he became acquainted with through his relationship with trees.
This will be Doug’s 2nd year at Wintershines