The ice will be flying around the Historic Medina Square during President’s Day Weekend as Elegant Ice Creations and Main Street Medina present the 2012 Ice Festival, featuring the talents of Olympic Gold Medalist, Aaron Costic and other carvers from Elegant Ice. In cooperation with Main Street Medina, Excalibur Auto Body and Main Street Café, the 2012 festival will feature an ice carving competition, on-going demonstrations and the amazing Fire & Ice Tower. This family-friendly event, paid for by the generous sponsorships of local businesses, is free to the public. While most of the carving and demonstrations are done in the late afternoon and early evening, the sculptures will be illuminated at night and on view Friday evening through Monday, weather permitting. Aaron Costic, Olympic Gold Medalist in Ice Carving and owner of Elegant Ice, will place color-changing L.E.D. fixtures under each work of art.
The Ice Festival begins on Friday night, February 17th at 5pm with carving demonstrations by Elegant Ice and Ice Carving Olympic Gold Medalist, Aaron Costic. Excalibur Auto Body presents the amazing “Fire & Ice” Tower at 7pm, when 20 blocks of ice are stacked into a tower, and lit from the inside with a blazing fire. The Festival continues on Saturday, February 18th with an Individual Ice Carving Competition sponsored by Main Street Medina from 1pm to 4pm and winners announced at 5pm. The event concludes on Monday, February 20th with the opportunity to view the works of art created for the competition, and to explore, dine, shop and discover all that the Historic District in Medina has to offer.
(Above article courtesy of Main Street Medina)