In 34 hours, internationally renowned teams of two will create sculptures conveying their interpretations of this years theme, Canada - True North. During the competition, wander amongst the emerging sculptures watching the magic in action, ask questions of the carvers, and vote for your favourite. Following competition weekend, marvel at the finished ice masterpieces, try some carving yourself and watch a new element take form in a sculpture...snow!
2017 International Ice Carving Competition Winners
1st Place and People's Choice - "Training Day" by Team Baisas Brothers - Ross Baisas, Philippines and Antonio Baisas, Philippines
2nd Place - "Ancestral" by Team Russian Bears - Eduard Ponomarenko, Russia and Valeriy Batalov, Russia
3rd Place - "Memories of the North" by Team Jelgava - Karlis Ile, Lativa and Maija Puncule, Latvia
Carvers's Choice - "The Lone Bison" by Don Lowing, USA
ONE HOUR, ONE CARVER, ONE BLOCK COMPETITION
1st Place - Ross Baisas, Philippines
2nd Place - Alexey Andreev, Republic of Sakha, Russia
3rd Place - Kee Gawah, Sweden/Malaysia
People's Choice - Dean Murray, USA
Tickets are required on the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site Saturday and Sunday, January 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with the last available time slot to purchase tickets at 4:00 p.m. Viewing of the competition site weekdays and before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on the weekends are FREE. All other Ice Magic events and activities throughout the destination are FREE.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE HERE:
Adults $10 (18 - 54 years)
Children $5 (3 - 17 years)
Seniors $5 (55 + years)
Family $25 (2 adults + up to 4 children aged 3-17 years)
Tickets can also be purchased onsite in the Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre and outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on the pathway to the carving viewing site during the Ice Magic weekends. Please be aware that 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. has been extremely busy in the past and could mean longer wait times.
Tickets pre-purchased online and pre-printed will have VIP access to the shuttles running from Samson Mall to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and return.
FREE SHUTTLE BUSES - PARK & RIDE
Take advantage of the FREE shuttles running from Samson Mall in the village of Lake Louise to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, return every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday January 21, 22, 28 and 29. First shuttles leave Samson Mall at 10:30 a.m. and the last shuttles leave The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise at 6:00 p.m. High vehicle volume in past years has led to full Upper Lake Louise Parking Lots by mid-morning. During peak visitation on the weekends, day visitors will be required to park in the village and take the shuttle so please plan and time your visit accordingly. Sorry, no pets on the shuttles.
BOOK YOUR STAY IN CHARMING LAKE LOUISE
Make the most of your magical visit and stay overnight in Lake Louise. All overnight stays include all-day access to the Competition Carving Site and VIP shuttle access for all guests to and from Samson Mall to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and return.
CARVERS THAT INSPIRE
Learn more about three Canadian ice carvers that will be competing during Ice Magic 2017.
ENDLESS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Take a look at the events calendar below and discover all of the incredible things you can do throughout Lake Louise during Ice Magic Festival. Start planning your ultimate winter holiday!
***Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice