In a set time period, teams of two create sculptures conveying their interpretations of the chosen annual theme for the competition. You are able to wander amongst the emerging sculptures watching the magic in action, ask questions of the carvers, and even try some carving yourself.
There is also a wide range of other free activities and special discounts offered in Lake Louise during the festival. Check back this fall for full schedule details. Tickets to visit the main ice carving site are only required during peak times. It is free to visit at all other times.