Volunteer ice carvers braved the chilly elements today, Saturday, February 15, 2020. Carvers began chipping, sawing, and molding ice blocks throughout Sturgeon Bay at 9am.
Unique and original “ice-terpieces” were formed out of 300-pound crystal clear ice blocks. The brave group of ice carvers took to the streets of Sturgeon Bay to create spectacular works of art, with the ice carvers competing for cash prizes and the coveted People’s Choice award.
Judges walked the streets of Sturgeon Bay at 2pm to decide the winning sculptures in beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories. All carvers attended the awards ceremony at 3pm at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center.
For the third year in a row, the People’s Choice Award was awarded to Seth Wilson and John McCaulley for their unique ships in a bottle ice sculpture sponsored by Madison Avenue Market.
Each skill level was awarded as follows:
- Ian Schuh, peacock, sponsored by Door County Candy
- Nathan Konkle & Grace Wenger, penguin, sponsored by Dancing Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast
- Jordis Brilla, snowflake, sponsored by T Simon Jewelers (our youngest competitor at only 12 years old!)
- Kyle Luchsinger, rocketship, sponsored by The Corner Café
- Rebecca Struck, Baby Yoda, sponsored by Wilkins & Olander
- Elliot Vanness, wave and palm tree, sponsored by On Deck Clothing Co.
- Seth Wilson & John McCaulley, bottles in a ship, sponsored by Madison Avenue Market
- Dave Bartels, snowman and dog, Door County Eye Associates
- Dave Mailand, pelican, sponsored by The Brick Alley
A huge thank you goes to ice carvers and professional snow carvers for making Fire & Ice 2020 a success. These carvers volunteered their time to create a festive atmosphere and bring around Sturgeon Bay. For additional information on this event and other events sponsored by Destination Sturgeon Bay, visit SturgeonBay.net or call the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center at (920) 743-6246.