Cripple Creek Ice Festival continues this weekend

Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 20:02:43-05

CRIPPLE CREEK – The 12th annual Ice Festival in Cripple Creek is bringing heroes and villains to life in the form of giant frozen sculptures. The theme this year is “Super Heroes In Ice”. Sculptors will be working within that theme to bring pieces of ice to life.

The town has brought in 4 semi-truck loads of ice blocks, 600 in total with each weighing 300 pounds. Artists take those cold pieces of potential art and cut, saw, chisel, and hack away at them until they turn into sculptures. They started carving last weekend and will finish their works of art this coming weekend as the festival wraps up.

Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter will be live tonight on News 5 at 5 pm and 6 pm with a look at the progress so far.

The festival hosts more than just the ice sculptures (as if that wasn’t enough), there are:

  • street vendors
  • an ice maze and slide
  • an Ice & Art fest
  • an Ice Bar and live entertainment
  • and plenty of other local attractions

The long event will wrap up this Sunday, but the tourism office hopes to keep the sculptures up along Bennett Avenue for a couple weeks after that (depending on weather).

For more information on the festival, CLICK HERE.