Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

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Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.

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Kiruna, Sweden (near ICEHOTEL)

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author of ice carving secrets Dawson List
I’m Dawson List, and welcome to ice carving secrets, one of the largest resources for ice sculptors anywhere! Ice sculpting tools, ice carving techniques, and industry trends are all covered here. You’ll also find lots of photos and videos, as well as a wide assortment of free ice sculpture designs. Thanks for visiting and if you need an ice sculpture for an event, check out the ice sculptor directory to find somebody near you!

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ice carving secrets is a website/blog that is devoted to the art and trade of ice sculpture. The “find your ice sculptor page” is a directory of ice carvers around the U.S., while the site is full of free ice sculpture designs and information to help ice carvers learn various methods and techniques. ics also features the work of some of the finest ice artists in the world and discusses the latest news, trends, and ideas in the field.

The site features 36 galleries of ice art photos (and a few non-ice galleries) that include work by individual sculptors, large scale ice events, and sequences of sculptures in progress. New photos and videos are regularly added to the site to keep it a fresh source of new ice information.

There are more than 400 entries in the secrets blog covering a variety of topics and visitors can comment on any entry if they wish.

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A speed ice sculpting contest at the 2010 Plymouth Ice Festival:

15 minutes, one giant block of ice, one on one;

see who wins!

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