Lake Louise Ice Sculptures

Free Outdoor Ice Skating on Lake Louise with Ice Castle Scuplture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Ice Castle on the lake surface of Lake Louise!!!


The winter scenery of Lake Louise is not less breathtaking than its summer counterpart. In addition to outdoor ice skating on lake top, ice sculptures done by carving artists around the world is another famous tourist attraction in winter.

I believe the ice sculptures were done during the annual Ice Magic Festival—a three-day event held in the third weekend of January by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. During this 34-hour International Ice Carving Competition Weekend, 24 internationally recognized professional ice carvers work in teams of two to sculpt towering one-of-a-kind works of art from imposing blocks of solid ice on the shores of Lake Louise in the shadow of the glacier-clad Mt. Victoria. With each ice block weighing a daunting 300lbs, this exceptional art form involves grueling physical labour in a delicate balancing act with precision artistry. Weather permitting; the sculptures will remain on display through March.

In year 2012, this competition is held January 20 – 22; the carving theme is “WordPlay: Where language comes out to play”.

Winter Mermaid Ice Sculpture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Mermaid Ice Sculpture

Dragon Mirror Ice Sculpture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Dragon Mirror Ice Sculpture



Devil From Hell Ice Sculpture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Devil From Hell Ice Sculpture

Hercules Captureing Dragon Ice Sculpture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Hercules Captureing Dragon Ice Sculpture

Clown Ice Sculpture from Ice Magic Festival at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Clown Ice Sculpture

Magical Ice Breath at Fairmont Chateau Hotel Lake Louise in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: It's also fun to do some magical ice breaths!

Map and Driving Direction

Exact location of Ice Magic Festival is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

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