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Polar Fest 2012 Ice Sculpting Competition Invitation


Present the 8th Annual Polar Fest Ice Sculpting Competition

Greetings from the Kawarthas!

The Lakefield Village Merchants are currently planning the

8th Annual Polar Fest Ice Sculpting Competition

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

2012 theme

Mardi Gras”


Last year we had 16 competitors as well as an amateur area for kids and adults.

Each sculptor(s) or team will have 2-3 blocks of ice to work with.

In addition to prizes/awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, all carvers will be given $100.00 to help offset incurred personal costs. The People’s Choice Award will be given at 5:00 pm, with an Ice Carvers’ Reception from 4:30 pm –5:30 pm immediately following the competition Saturday evening at The Thirsty Loon Pub.

 Please keep in mind that entrant space is limited and it fills quickly. Please respond by, January 31st, 2012. If you are interested please reply to me ASAP, and I will forward more information to you.

 Don’t hesitate to call or send me e-mail if you require any additional information. If you know of any other carvers who may be interested in participating, please let me know and I will gladly forward them an application form.

 I look forward to another successful year.

 Sincere regards,


Brian Henry

Private Chef Services

Ice Sculpting Competition Founding Facilitator

Lakefield Village Merchants




Ice Sculpture Competition Guidelines


The following guidelines will assist you with your plans to participate in the upcoming Polar Fest Ice Sculpture Competition on Saturday, February 4, 2012.


1     A minimum of two blocks of ice per entry will be supplied by The Lakefield Village Merchants (40”x 20” x 9.5” – approx. 300 lbs per ice block).

 2.     Ice carving will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please arrive at Cenotaph Park in Lakefield at 8 am for instructions for the day. The Awards Presentation will take place on Saturday at 4:00 pm with a reception from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm immediately following the competition.

 3     Participants are responsible for supplying their own tools and materials – electricity will be provided. Neither ladders nor chairs are provided and it is the sculptor’s responsibility to provide these if necessary for their carvings. Please remember to bring extension cord(s) if you will be using chainsaws or other tools that require power. A limited number of generators will be on hand. You may choose to bring your own generators.

 4     The sculptures will remain on display for the whole weekend and as long the weather allows them to last. Once completed, all sculptures become the property of The Lakefield Village Merchants. The Lakefield Village Merchants retain exclusive rights to the sculptures and the use of any photographs, videos or reproductions thereof for future promotional, commercial or other applications. Parties interested in the use of photographs, videos or reproductions of the sculptures for commercial, promotional or other use application means must receive written approval of that use from Brian Henry, Competition Facilitator and from the Lakefield Village Merchants. Carvers shall be entitled to use photographs of the sculptures they themselves created for their personal portfolios and such use shall be excluded from this restriction.

 5        Safety is very important. In order to ensure the safety of all participants, we strongly recommend that personal protective equipment be used in order to avoid injuries due to the use of electrical or manual equipment. This includes safety boots, hearing protection, protective eyewear and other relevant safety equipment. Each participant is responsible for their own safety, as well as the safety of other competitors and the general public. The Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, the owners of property on which sculptures will be situated and The Lakefield Village Merchants will in no way be held responsible for injuries and/or damages incurred to the carvers/sculptors and their support team. The carvers are responsible for their tools and equipment. No rewards will be paid out due to loss, theft or damage to tools, equipment and personal effects.

 6        Other than the annually set theme there are no set parameters as to design to the sculptures, a general sense of taste must apply, with a liberal approach to keeping the sculptures in the realms of political correctness. As well this approach applies to the sculptor’s behavior and actions while partaking in this event.


Deadline for entry is January 31st, 2012.


2012 theme

Mardi Gras”


2012 Ice Sculpture Competition Entry Form




Number of blocks requested: One              Two                 Three                    .


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Please be sure to include (checklist below):

1      Completed form

2      Sculpture Design Plans

3      Short 100 word bio about yourself and or your team for press release.

  Please forward your completed entry form to:

Brian Henry

Private Chef Services

Ice Sculpting Competition Founding Facilitator

On behalf of the


705. 875.0428











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