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Overnight weather delays opening of Ice on Whyte festival

The mild weather that Edmontonians enjoyed Saturday quickly disappeared overnight as temperatures dipped well into the - 20 C with the windchill, also delaying the opening of Ice on Whyte festival.

Judges to announce winning carvings at 5 p.m.

The mild weather that Edmontonians enjoyed Saturday quickly disappeared overnight as temperatures dipped well below - 20 C with the windchill, also delaying the opening of Ice on Whyte festival.

The annual international ice carving festival  opened until noon on Sunday, only a couple of hours behind schedule, as site crews worked to get the site ready for visitors.

Artists worked through the night to complete their carvings, which are expected to be finished by 2 p.m.

The event will also feature drummers, dancers and singers for the Celebrate Chinese Culture Day.

Judges will award the winner of the ice carving competition at 5 p.m., although organizers note that artists will not be attending because they will resting after a full night's work.

A list of the day's events can be found at www.iceonwhyte.ca

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