Let's meet at the Pourhouse Bar and Grill at 11:45. The Ice Sculptures are right outside of this Bar and Grill. The address is 124 E. 4th St. located in downtown Loveland, CO. http://m.mainstreethub.com/pourhousecolorado. There are many things to see and learn about in Loveland. We could take a hike around Loveland Lake if you would like, shop around and then at 4 PM the Sculpture Glow begins. Some of you may want to see the sculptures during the day, But it would be like going to the Parade of Lights at Christmas during the day!
I encourage you to go by the schedule I have placed below to experience this sensational craft of ice sculpture. February 15th is the last day which includes the judging. If I remember right, I believe from last year's competition our votes counted. I will designate a place to meet at 11:45 and we'll walk the area and hang out around one of my favorite places to be. Nice place to spend the evening on Valentine's Day also.
Loveland’s fourth Annual Snow Sculpture in the Dark, the Colorado Snow Sculpture National Qualifier, will take place Feb. 10 – Feb. 15 in downtown Loveland. The five-day snow-sculpting event will feature internationally recognized snow sculpting teams from across the state of Colorado including Breckenridge, Arvada and northern Colorado. The winning team from Snow Sculpture in the Dark will become Team Colorado and represent the state at the national competition in 2015. All snow sculptures will be showcased along 4th Street from Cleveland Avenue to Garfield Avenue Each team, made up of three sculptors each, must hand carve their snow creations from a basic 8’ x 8’ snow block. A panel of juried judges as well as the community will judge final sculptures in several categories. The winner will be announced the evening of Sat. Feb. 15.
Snow sculpture is an art form practiced outdoors, and is even considered performance art in the eyes of some. The materials and tools vary, but frequently consist of hand tools such as shovels and hatchets. Snow sculptures are typically carved out of a single block of snow weighing roughly 10 - 30 tons. The snow is tightly packed into a form after having been created by artificial means or collected after a snowfall.
A snow stomping party will be held on Feb. 10 to help prepare the snow for the snow sculpting competition and teams begin sculpting on Feb. 11. Snow sculpting will occur from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day (weather permitting) Feb. 11 – Feb.15, culminating in judging and “People’s Choice voting” Saturday. Below includes a weekend event schedule:
SATURDAY – Feb. 15
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snow Sculpting Competition (weather permitting)
Second Wind Designated Meeting Place 11:45
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. People’s Choice: Voting for the Snow Sculpture Competition
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE Family Activities: Includes ice bowling, magician, community acts and free hot chocolate, candy and more while supplies last.
3 p.m. Snow Sculpture Award Ceremony, People’s Choice Snow Sculpture Award.
4 p.m. Sculpture Glow Begins!!!
In addition to viewing the impressive snow creations, visiting downtown merchants and partaking in family-friendly activities, attendees can travel along the lighted walkway to the Love + Light show at the Feed & Grain. Also, the 5th annual Sixty-Five Roses for Cystic Fibrosis event to raise awareness and support for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at Independence Gallery.
See you soon,