Latvian ice sculptors make magic, win big

We took our own advice and headed to downtown Ottawa’s Sparks Street over the weekend. Sparks, a pedestrian mall one block south of Parliament Hill, was hosting the 2020 Winterlude International Ice Carving Challenge.

Carvers from around the world put their artistry to the test with spectacular results:

…and the judges’ pick is…

Late Sunday, a Tweet from our friends at Capital Experience announced that the Latvian team had taken top honours with this work:

Warmer weather this week may not be kind to the sculptures (or the Canal skateway), but Winterlude organizers will do their best to keep all planned events on track.

International carvers weren’t the only ones showing off their skills on weekend one. Check out this Canadian-created mastodon lurking on a downtown street corner:

Even the young and young-at-heart were able to get into the action with this icy DYI project:

Winterlude runs for the next two weeks. Capital Concierge has you covered.

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