The Greenbrier’s 2nd Annual Winterfest Weekend was held on January 6-8 and featured nationally recognized ice carvers competing in individual and team carving competitions.
The winner for the individual competition went to Aaron Costic winning the Gold Medal with the ice sculpture "Wild Hare". The prize was $2,000.
The team competition winners were Aaron Costic and Jeff Meyers winning the Gold Medal for the ice sculpture "Apollo's Steed". The winners received $2,000.
The temperature was in the high 40s and low 50s for this 3-day event, as compared to last year's freezing temperature. Below are the photos of the other ice scupltures in the competition:
Even though the two photos below were beginning to melt and break, you can still see the great detail in the sculptures. The below sculpture of a hand had a dragonfly on the forefinger, but with the warm weather, the ice was melting and breaking.
Part of the wing broke off of this beautiful sculpture.
The lifetime of an ice sculpture is determined primarily by the temperature of its environment and thus, an ice sculpture can last from mere minutes to possibly months.
Check out last year's ice sculptures... Ice Sculpting Displays and more at The Greenbrier's First Winterfest Celebration.