Yakut craftsmen took first place at ice sculptures championship in Canada
Sculpture telling the northern legend won in international ice sculptures contest
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Craftsmen Aleksey Andreev and Egor Stepanov took the first place at the International Championship on creating ice sculptures that passed near Lake Louise in Canada on January 15-18.
The contest organizers presented the winners a medal and money reward.
“We had had the sculpture idea in Yakutia. The organizers require a draft sent together with application. Our sculpture is made in the Far North theme. There is a legend that a deer steals the sun every day, and a hunter chases him and gets the sun back. That’s what our sculpture about”, tells Aleksey.
Annually, about 70-80 applications are filed for the participation at the contest. 10 of them pass to the finals. The contest has been held for more than 30 years. It annually brings together the craftsmen of Canada, USA, Russia, Philippines, France and other. The craftsmen have 2 days for the sculpture development.
The winners tell they had been participating in different contests for 8 years and always been at top. They have been winners at Edmonton 8 times and in Ottawa 3 times.
Now they arrived to Edmonton for another contest, then they are leaving to Ottawa. The craftsmen have to create different ice sculptures for each championship.