Each January, Downtown Holland partners with the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) to host a Collegiate Invitational Ice Sculpting Competition.  This year’s competition will take place Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11.  Downtown Holland and NICA will bring talented students from colleges around the Midwest and beyond together for this exciting weekend-long competition. This is one “cool” event you won’t want to miss!

Over 20 talented students will be competing in the collegiate invitational, each transforming 300-pound blocks of ice into glistening works of art using chisels, chainsaws, torches, and more. The compulsory competition will take place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, January 10, while the freestyle competition will be held from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm the afternoon of Saturday, January 11. Bundle up and come watch in amazement as the ice flies!

A big thank you to Crown Motors of Holland for sponsoring the 2014 Ice Sculpting Competition.