As part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival there is an ice carving contest held in Rice Park downtown. They use chainsaws, ice picks, and blow torches to makes some amazing works of art. usually it is too cold when they are being carved and then a thaw the next day so they all melt and then back to the deep freeze.
Part of the 2015 Saint Paul Winter Carnival grand day opening parade. I am sure they will make an appearance at the torchlight parade too. Fun to watch!
I am not a portrait photographer but every now and then I get asked to do a “head shot” and sometimes they turn out.
The venue for Crashed Ice is amazing. i never get tired of the scene with or without skaters and fans. The main event is this evening. Gates open at 4:30 PM races start at 6:30.
A preview of a little piece of the ice racing track for crashed ice. The track has a lot of twists and turns and this part goes up hill before it goes downhill again.
Red Bull crashed ice is back for the third year in a row. Crashed ice is downhill ice racing and what you see in front of our lovely cathedral is the race track. The big race is Saturday night.