You can still see ice creations after Shipshewana Ice Festival wraps up
LAGRANGE COUNTY —
The tenth annual Shipshewana Ice Festival wrapped up Friday in LaGrange County.
Nearly 15 ice carvers will be on-hand near the Davis Mercantile.
They drilled and shaved away at giant ice blocks for an ice sculpture competition.
WSBT 22 spoke to a sculptor who has been doing the craft for 58 years.
"It's creating something out of a block of ice. I can normally look at the block and I can see the figurines and I just start cutting and chipping,” said Alfredo Arroyo. "I have chisels in here that are really big so I can put a lot of weight into it."
He says ice sculptures can take him between 20 minutes for the simple ones and an hour for the detailed ones.
With the cold snap some sculptors say it’s possible their creations could hold up for the next two to three weeks.