JACKSON, NH. . . Top carvers from around New England will return for the 24th Annual Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition at The Wentworth Inn on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. This exciting event allows competitors 3 hours to transform a 300 pound block of ice into a work of art. Each participant may have his or her tools of preference, but expect to see chain saws, chisels, picks and blow torches as the birds, animals, buildings and other creations come to life on the front porch of this elegant turn-of-the century New England inn.
Owner and General Manager of The Wentworth, Eleanor Koeppel, “enjoy(s) having all the vacationers, residents and school children at the competition as the participants transform ice into art. The sculptures enhance the beauty of The Wentworth both day and night.” Several years ago special lighting and display stands were installed for optimum night time viewing of the finished sculptures. Each year hundreds of cars and strollers slowly pass by in the evenings to view these fleeting works of art.
Prizes include $500 for first place, $250 for second and third prize is an overnight stay for two in one of our Jacuzzi Suites with a fireplace, four course dinner and full country breakfast. We also have a People’s Choice award will be $100. The awards ceremony takes place in the lobby of The Wentworth. Anyone who is interested should contact Kim Labnon, Director of Sales at The Wentworth at 383-9700 or [email protected] for more information.