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The First Weekend of Ice Carving Is Complete, and These Stunning Images Capture What’s Left

This weekend marked the start of Winterlude 2020, and viewers got a glimpse of  The Winterlude International Ice Carving Challenge for the first of it’s three weekends. Talented artists from all around made their designs come to life on Sparks Street, a new location for the sculptures this year.


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The sculptures will remain on display in the Byward Market and Sparks Street at the festival continues into February.


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Instagram photographer @avolossov captured a picture of the winning sculpture of the Winterlude International Ice Carving Challenge with winners Latvia, Karlis Ile and Majida Puncle. The name of the sculpture is Fragile Balance. You can find it in the Byward Market Park. 


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Cold, strong, gone before long. #ottawa #myottawa #winterlude

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If you missed the ice carving competition, there are a host of other events happening at Winterlude 2020 until February 17th. The second weekend of the festival will include the Winterlude Battle of Americas Ice Carving Challenge and the third weekend will finish off the festival with the Canadian Ice Carvers’ Society’s Ice Carving Speed Challenge.


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This upcoming weekend, Winterlude will be hosting the ultimate NHL fan experience by participating in the annual Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. Join renown Sportsnet hosts Tara Slone and Ron MacLean as they stop by Winterlude to share hockey stories and activities such as Sportsnet Shooting Accuracy Game, Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink, Rogers Fan Hub and many more.


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The all-new Lights and Interactivity path on Sparks Street will be open throughout the festival. 


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