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Giant frozen sculptures: Cripple Creek’s Ice Festival in full swing

CRIPPLE CREEK – The 12th annual Ice Festival hosted in Cripple Creek is bringing heroes and villains to life in the form of giant frozen sculptures.

The town is working to bring in 4 semi-truck loads of ice blocks, 600 in total with each weighing 300 pounds. Artists take those cold pieces of potential art and cut, saw, chisel, and hack away at them until they turn into sculptures.

The festival hosts more than just the ice sculptures (as if that wasn’t enough), there are:

  • street vendors
  • an ice maze and slide
  • an Ice & Art fest
  • and plenty of other local attractions

The long event will run until February 17th, but the tourism office hopes to keep the sculptures up for a couple weeks after that (depending on weather).

For more information on the festival, CLICK HERE.

Jon McMichael

Jon McMichael

Jon McMichael is the digital reporter for KOAA. He's been with the station since October 2017.
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