The Great Ice Show opens at the Forks
Baby it’s cold outside and that’s exactly how the Great Ice Show organizer, Andy Zhao wants it. The recent cold snap to grip Winnipeg was extremely timely for the artists to start working on the Great Ice Show at the Forks. Forty artists from China have been creating works of art out of ice at the Forks National Historic Site since early January. The Great Ice Show opens to the public on Monday, January 25.
Due to the warm winter weather in December, ice had to be trucked in from Birds Hill Park to complete the varying sizes of ice exhibits. More than 4,000 blocks of ice have been used to build small ice carvings to 20-foot ice slide of a giant elephant to a scaled down ice replica of the Manitoba Legislative Building.
The Great Ice Show will also feature an ice bar and restaurant catered by Mon Ami Louis, the restaurant on the Esplanade Riel Bridge.
Attractions including life-size snow dinosaurs and bears, outdoor art gallery of ice sculptures, ice igloos and more. Activities at the Great Ice Show will feature family activities such as toboggan slops, and bumper cars on ice. Even the Disney Princesses Elsa and Anna will make an appearance on the weekends.
The cold never bothered.
Admission to the Great Ice Show is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.