Ice Magic Festival

January 15, 2016 - January 24, 2016
Ice Magic Festival

Winter comes alive in iconic Lake Louise, Alberta. Ice Magic Festival, January 15 - 24, 2016 is a world class event with over 20 years under its belt. Talented ice artists from around the world delicately balance grueling physical labour with precision artistry in a 34 hour International Ice Carving Competition.

Jaw-dropping scenery sets the stage as ice carving teams of 2 create sculptures illustrating their interpretations of our chosen theme for 2016: Earth, Wind, Fire & Water - Elements of Life.

Congratulations to all our carvers for an incredible weekend. Here are our 2016 competition winners!

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place, Carvers Choice & People’s Choice
Team LDP Batch 92 (Philipines)
Once Upon a Time
Team Junichi & Dean (USA & Japan)
Dancing Water
Team Sakha (Russia, the Republic of Sakha)
The Beloved Blue Shore

1st Place & People’s Choice One Carver, One Hour, One Block
Benjamin Rand, USA
2nd Place One Carver, One Hour, One Block
Dean Murray, USA
3rd Place One Carver, One Hour, One Block
Rolando (Butter) De La Garza, USA
4th Place One Carver, One Hour One Block
Alexey Andreev, Russia

Tickets to visit the main ice carving site are only required during peak visitation times, Saturday & Sunday January 16, 17, 23, 24 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.  The ice carving site can be visited all other times free of cost.  And as a bonus, there is a whole checklist of free activities and special discounts offered throughout Lake Louise during the festival!  




Fairmont Logo
Lake Louise Inn
Deer Lodge logo
big rock logo
Snowflake Blue