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Great Ice Show opens at The Forks in Winnipeg

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.

Show features 12-metre frozen legislature building, ice slide

Great Ice Show opens at The Forks this morning

6 years ago
Duration 1:07
The Great Ice Show, opening in Winnipeg today before noon, features a 12-metre frozen legislative building, an ice slide that peaks at 40 feet and several toboggan runs. 1:07

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.

"Very excited," Andy Zhao, one of the organizers, said about opening today.

"You're going to feel proud."

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.

"Very excited," Andy Zhao, one of the organizers of the Great Ice Show, said about opening Monday. (CBC)
The show is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Zhao hopes the show will run until the end of February, but it depends on the weather. 

Forty Chinese sculptors carved more than 1,000 blocks of ice into buildings and monuments that make up a crystal city at The Forks in Winnipeg. (CBC)

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