- Despite the fact that Saskatoon’s cold weather is expected to pass, some artists are making the most of it while it lasts.
- On Saturday and Sunday, ice carvers across the country will be hard at work in the hopes of having their sculpture voted the best in Canada.
Although the cold weather in Saskatoon is expected to pass, some artists are making the most of it while it lasts.
Theressa Wright, a snow carver, has carved a giant yeti on Broadway Avenue near 12th Street E.
“It’s really superior to be able to do it in my hometown, and also it’s really good to be able to help a local community by getting people out and about and seeing what life is like in Saskatchewan during the winter,” Wright said.
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Wright spends about six hours on the entire process. The 4 x 4 x 8-foot giant yeti can be found in front of Booster Juice on Broadway Avenue.
“We wanted to get people out as well as about in the city, walking around and seeing everything Saskatoon has to offer,” said McKinley Hackl, Booster Juice assistant operations manager.
Winter city YXE and the City of Saskatoon collaborated on this project. Hackl hopes it will bring in new customers in a fun way.
National Ice Carving Championship Winterlude
Ice carvers throughout the country will be hard at work on Saturday and Sunday in the hopes of having their sculpture voted the best in Canada.
Kim Ali, the local logistic manager for the Winterlude National Ice Carving Championship, said, “Each of the carvers got to pick their sculpture, and they’re all involved with the Olympic spirit.” “It’s all about spreading the Olympic spirit across the country,” she says.
Carvers are given a total of 20 hours to work on their creations over the weekend. They are given 15 ice blocks with 2 x 4 x 1 foot each. Peter Fogarty and Jeffrey’s Book of Fire and Ice Creations represent Saskatchewan.
“Being a part of this championship all over Canada is so exciting,” Ali said.
The final product will be revealed at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The public voting period begins on February 11 and ends on February 20.
Source: CTV News