STURGEON BAY, WI (January 7, 2015) – The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is currently seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for Fire and Ice 2016. The ice carving competition will take place from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, Feb. 13. A panel of volunteers will judge all ice carvings. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded based on competitor level beginning at 2:30pm at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.
Individuals as well as teams of friends and family are encouraged to compete. There is no cost to participate, and experience isn’t necessary. One $50 Door County Candy gift card will be given to the carver(s) of each ice block compliments of Door County Candy, and all participants will receive a Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center goody bag. Only 15 ice blocks are available for carving, and competitors will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Those competing at a beginner level are allowed to use hand tools only to complete their carving. Intermediate and advanced competitors may use hand and/or power tools. Hand carving tools are available from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center for a $10 refundable deposit. Applications are available online at www.SturgeonBay.net under the Fire and Ice event tab.
For additional information or to receive an application by mail, contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 920.743.6246.