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Free 'Ice Festival' showcasing thematic ice sculptures wraps up Sunday

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 19:17:17-05

CRIPPLE CREEK — The 13th annual Cripple Creek Ice Festival is underway with this being the last weekend to see the sculptures up close and personal!

The event is free for the whole family, where people of all ages can check out a series of interactive ice sculptures, have some beer in a heated tent and visit street vendors to bring home as a memento of the visit. However, if you want to go, keep in mind the festival wraps up on Sunday!

You can visit from now until then and each day it will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sculptures will be on display all along Bennett Avenue.

This year's theme is "Carver's Choice," so ice carvers had free range to come up with their own concept, putting in 10 to 16 hours a day to finish their masterpieces.

These are this year's exhibition themes:

  • Toy Story
  • Mystical creatures
  • Insects
  • Underwater

For the first time, the public is invited to vote for the best in show in a "People's Choice" award. These four different teams are competing for the top spot, and a $5,000 grand prize.

Everyone can vote for their favorite in the Merchandise Tent and the winner will be announced Sunday, Feb. 16. For more information on the ice fest, click here.