Great Ice Show opens at The Forks in Winnipeg
Show features 12-metre frozen legislature building, ice slide
The Great Ice Show opened in Winnipeg today and features a 12-metre frozen legislative building, an ice slide that peaks at 40 feet and several toboggan runs.
- Chinese sculptors relieved Great Ice Show will open on time
- The Great Ice Show starting to take shape at The Forks
- Warm weather forces The Great Ice Show to find own ice, water for sculptures
"Very excited," Andy Zhao, one of the organizers, said about opening today.
Forty Chinese sculptors carved more than 1,000 blocks of ice into buildings and monuments that make up a crystal city.
Today the restaurant and bar in the ice show will open. Clowns, fireworks, magicians and music will mark the opening weekend on Saturday.
Zhao hopes the show will run until the end of February, but it depends on the weather.