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 4 and Saturday, January 5. 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 4, while the freestyle competition will be held from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm the afternoon of Saturday, January 5. Bundle up and come watch in amazement as the ice flies!