Ice Sculpture Contest

The Winter Carnival Council and Collis Center for Student Involvement sponsor an ice sculpture contest during Winter Carnival.


Congratulations to all of our teams!  Here are the winners of this year's prizes:

Winter Carnival Council Choice Award (Best Use of Theme):  Team 4, Spare Rib

People's Choice Award:  Team 8, Stone Cold Chillers

Sculptor's Choice: Team 15, 00-Heaven

Contest Details


Any team, organization, department, or group of friends can register to build a sculpture for the Ice Sculpting Contest. This year, our contest is limited to 16 teams

Each group will be competing for a set of prizes including a $200 cash grand prize!

All team members are required to be adhering to Dartmouth's COVID testing and monitoring requirements.


A contest held on the lawns of Collis, Robinson, McNutt and Parkhurst to select the best ice sculpture representing this year's Carnival theme.


Friday February 11, 3pm-9pm and Saturday February 13 9am-4pm.  


In order to participate in this contest, all sculptures must be built at the designated stations. Ice blocks and tools will be provided for your team to borrow.


Registration is currently full.  Please email to join the Waitlist.


Design Details

Each team gets to have a professional sculptor make major cuts on the sculpture (to the team’s specifications) before carving the rest by hand!

Excellent sources of knowledge and inspiration:

2021 Group B Contest Winners

Winter Carnival Council Award for

Best Use of Theme

photo of snorlax ice sculpture

photo of snorlax ice sculpture

Sculptor's Choice 



sculptors choice winner 1


spare rib ice sculpture

People's Choice Award


yoshi ice sculpt


2021 Group A Contest Winners

Congraultations to the Winners of Group A of our contest, team Perpetually TBD!

Ice Sculpture - Team Perpetually TBD

Image of ice sculpture

Congratulations to Group A Runners-Up team Chiseled Chic!

Chiseled Chic

Ice sculpture image of pine tree

And finally, congratulations to our Honorable Mention team!

honorable mention

Ice sculpture image pac man characters