Canmore Winter Carnival Festival in the Canadian Rockies

The exciting Winter Carnival festival in the Canadian Rockies is coming up soon.
In case you life in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary or other parts of the Rocky Mountains or in case you are touring through the Rockies at the moment is its worth making a stop in Canmore for a few days!

 

So what happens during the festival?
The festival will be opened with the Three Sisters Resorts Rocky Mountain Ski Marathon.
Many other events during the day time include ice carving competitions, curling tournaments and much more.
During the evening and night time, life entertainment will be provided in many of the different bars in town.  You will find everything from classic music to rock groups.
One of the cool night events is the Capers Ball on the 5th of February 2011, this Ball e.g. includes a log sawing competition, a costume competition, and you won’t believe it: a beard growing competition. In case you want to know more about this specific event check out this link.
The 10 day celebration will end with one of the biggest dog sledding races in North America.

The festival will start this Friday and will last until the 6th of February.

The schedule of all the events being organized can be found here. Other activities are still in planning and will be added soon!

It starts this Friday the 28th and will last until the end of next week!

So check it out!

Cheers,

George

Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louis – starting this Friday

As I already posted last month, the International Ice Carving Competition will start on this Friday at Lake Louis.
Until Sunday12 teams of two carvers have got 34 hours to transform 15 ice blocks into seven-food tall sculptures. The carving does not only require hard physical labor, also the mixture of creativity and find sanding plays an important part when it comes to the final design of the sculpture.
Also other events will take place as the One Carver, One Hour, One Block individual speed carving contest and the ice carving demonstration of the internationally renowned carver Dan Rebholz.

Do not miss the final Award winning Ceremony on Saturday where all the ice sculptures will be presented.  Visitors are also able to vote for their favorite sculpture!

The schedule of the different events for that weekend is announced on the official homepage.


http://www.banfflakelouise.com/events-and-festivals/festivals/ice-magic-festival
Cheers,
George

Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louis

Are you curious what kind of magical sculptures you can create out of an ordinary ice block?
In that case it is worth attending the International Ice Carving Competition, which will be held from January 21 to 23 at Lake Louis.

From the 21 of January 12 teams of two carvers have got 34 hours to transform 15 ice blocks into seven-food tall sculptures. The carving does not only require hard physical labor, also the mixture of creativity and find sanding plays an important part when it comes to the final design of the sculpture.

In addition to the main competition several other, smaller events are staged on this weekend. Dan Rebholz, an internationally renowned ice carver will give demonstrations how to actually ice carve.
The One Carver, One Hour, One Block individual speed carving contest is also worth taking a lot at.

You should definitely stay for the Saturday’s Awards Ceremony (23 January) where all ice sculptures will be presented. Visitors will also get the possibility to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

I personally want to check out the event. Therefore we might see us at Sundays Award Ceremony!!

The schedule of all different events for that weekend is announced on the official homepage

http://www.banfflakelouise.com/events-and-festivals/festivals/ice-magic-festival

Cheers,

George