From where we stand on the equator, ice festivals may seem like a dream straight out of the movie, Frozen. But alas, they do exist all around the world and here are the top five on our list at Plink! Now imagine, a fairytale ice castle built out of Plink’s peach-flavoured ice. How aromatic and tasty would that be!
1. Ice Music Festival, Geilo, Norway
Did you even know that harps could be carved out of ice? How cool is that!
2. BP World Ice Art Championships, Fairbank, Alaska, United States
And of course from all the way up North we have the Olympics of ice sculpting. Every year’s event attracts over 70 teams of expert carvers!
3. International Ice Sculpture Festival, Jelgava, Latvia
Every year, over 30 sculptors from various countries will come together to create frozen sculptures in the theme of an ice fairytale. There’s also an ice bar for the adults and an ice slide for the young at heart. You can’t ask for more!
4. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin, China
The largest of its kind in the world, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the granddaddy of all ice festivals. Did you know that the sculptures are carved from giant blocks of ice taken directly from the frozen surface of the Songhua River? There are even winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and skating available that we can all try out hand at!
5. Sapporo Snow Festival, Hokkaido, Japan
And lastly, closer to home we have the Sapporo Snow Festival. Every year, the event welcomes over two million guests who come to marvel at the nearly 200 sculptures made from over 32,500 tons of snow!
Which one of these or other ice festivals have you heard of and is on your bucket list? Share with us at @plink_ice!