Ice Sculpture Contest

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

Contest Details


Any team, organization, department, or group of friends can build a sculpture for the Ice Sculpting Contest. Please note:  though we expand our contest this year, we are still limited to 25 teams.


A contest held on the Green to select the best ice sculpture representing this year’s Carnival theme.


Sculpting will take place Friday beginning at 10am (teams can work into the evening as work lights will be provided).  Sculpting will also happen on Saturday from 10am-3pm.  


In order to participate in this contest, all sculptures must be built on the southwest quadrant of the Green (corner closest to Collis) at the designated stations. Ice blocks and tools will be provided on the Green.


Sign ups will go live in late January.  The first 25 teams to complete both steps of sign-up will be officially registered.   Other teams will be placed on a waiting list in case teams become unavailable.

There are two steps to signing up for the Sculpture Conrest:

  1. Fill out the online registration form at this link.
  2. Stop by Collis 301/303 from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday to pay for your equipment deposit (see below).  This fee can be paid using DA$H funds.

How Much

A $25 deposit is required from all teams to ensure the return of the professional tools provided to each team, as well as completion of the team’s sculpture.

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!

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