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Ice Magic Festival

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Ice Magic Festival

January 18-28, 2018

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition. Join us January 18 - 28, 2018 and experience the magic. Tickets will be available soon. 

The beauty has got to be the number one thing there. The Chateau, the lake, the people. It’s just beautiful there.Ice Carver, Burr Rasmussen speaking about Lake Louise during The Ice Magic Festival

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


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

Named in World Atlas' The World's 10 Best Ice Festivals 2017.