Jan 15, 2010 10:07 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Ice on the Avenue this weekend

Ice Sculptures are being carved in Old Colorado City, for this weekend's festival.

The sculptures will crowd Bancroft Park including a giant castle made from 50 ice blocks with three interactive kid's slides, and King's and Queen's Thrones.

Old Colorado City is celebrating its annual Ice on the Avenue Ice Festival. The park can't contain all of the sculptures, so they'll also be in front of shops between 24th and 28th streets.

Over 150 blocks of ice with each weighing 300 pounds will be used during the two-day event.

"We had close to 17,000 people come out for the 2009 Ice on the Avenue and we look forward to another large crowd in 2010," said Charles Irwin, President of the OCCA merchants group. "I am very excited to present the 2010 ICE ON THE AVENUE Ice Festival because we have Ice Sculptor William Sandusky, the 3rd Place Winner at the 2009 BP World Ice Art Championship which was held in Alaska sculpting for us and he's got some incredible ice artwork to showcase to the public. You will want to be here on the 16th & 17th of January to witness Art, Ice and Ambiance."

The Ice Festival runs from 11 am to 6 pm.



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