NOTICE - PotashCorp Wintershines ends for another year
Thank you to everyone for participating! Watch for the festival next year January 24 - February 1, 2015.
International Ice Carving Events
THE ICE ARTISTS will be starting to prepare their creations on Saturday, January 18, 2014. It takes them a full week to complete their masterpieces.
Visit the ice carvings through Sunday, February 2nd. See their complete masterpieces, visit the ice castles (2 of them!) and hang out in the kiddies ice playground. Peter Fogarty from Fire and Ice Creations is leading a great team of carvers to make winter SHINE in Saskatoon.
Ice Carving activities brought to you by:
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 2007, to a design for the International University Congress (called bridging communities) where Peter designed a replica of Saskatoon's 25th Street bridge for a sushi display.
Tom Pitt is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and is currently at culinary arts instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg.
Culinary Art School Graduate, I started making ice sculptures 9 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!
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. Doug’s sculpture is called Chief Two Makes one