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Ice carvers welcome winter weather

A group of Hoosiers is taking advantage of the frosty air. Ice carvers in Northern Indiana are working on sculptures for annual Shipshewana Ice Festival.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017 4:56 PM
Updated: Dec. 29, 2017 5:02 PM

NEWBURY COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A group of Hoosiers is taking advantage of the frosty air. Ice carvers in Northern Indiana are working on sculptures for annual Shipshewana Ice Festival.

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The festival is meant to encourage local commerce and features trophies, cash awards and other prizes.

According to the carvers, the recent cold weather is an advantage when it comes to ice sculpting.

“Last year, we were in the upper 40s and was bright sunshine and for the ice sculptures. The sunshine is actually worse than the temperature, the bright sunshine will take a sculpture out. So weather like today, we’re below ten degrees, it’s overcast, this is absolutely perfect,” said ice carver Greg Beachey.

Carvers say that residents and visitors should expect the sculptures to last as long as three or four weeks.

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