Ice Creations Come to Life in Pigeon Forge Tennessee
Icecarvings are those beautiful works of art that are often only seen at extravagant weddings or on fancy event buffets; so many of us never have an opportunity see one in person. However, thanks to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, if you head to Carr’s this coming weekend not only can you see them but you can watch them being made. January 19, 2013 is the 3rd Annual National Ice Carving Competition at the Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center.
The free, one-day family event will allow you to watch celebrated world-class ice sculptors execute their fanciful designs in 250-pound blocks of ice. The competitors’ ingenuity, talent, and clever use of huge carving tools will awe you and your children! The National Ice Carving Association, a not-for-profit organization that continually works at promoting the art of ice carving, will be overseeing the competition. There are both professional and amateur divisions competing for prize monies ranging from $100 – $2000.
Want a few nuggets of ice “know-how” you can use to impress your children? How about that the clarity of ice is determined by how the ice is made. The more time water spends circulating while it is freezing, the clearer the finished product. Or, that there are actually three kinds of ice used for sculpting: crystal clear ice blocks, naturally made ice, and canned ice with a white feather in the core.
Once completed, there is no way to stop these art pieces from melting, so get on over to Pigeon Forge Saturday, January 19 and watch for their arrival as the next day may be too late.
The ice carvings event takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Titanic will stay open late – until 8 p.m. – so that you’ll have time to check out the new “The Children of Titanic” gallery. This gallery is the newest addition to the museum for 2013.
Titanic Pigeon Forge
2134 Parkway (Adjacent to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater)
Call (800) 381-7670 for Additional Information