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15th Annual Ice Carving Competition at The Wentworth


Expert carvers return to compete on Jan. 11


January 07, 2010
Top carvers from around New England will return for the 15th annual Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition at The Wentworth Hotel on Monday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.

This exciting event allows competitors three hours to transform a 300 pound block of ice into a work of art. Each participant may have his or her tools of preference, but expect to see chain saws, chisels, picks and blow torches as the birds, animals, buildings and other creations come to life on the front porch of this elegant turn-of-the century New England inn.

Owner and General Manager of The Wentworth, Fritz Koeppel, "enjoy(s) having all the vacationers, residents and school children at the competition as the participants transform ice into art. The sculptures enhance the beauty of The Wentworth both day and night." Several years ago special lighting and display stands were installed for optimum nighttime viewing of the finished sculptures. Each year hundreds of cars and strollers slowly pass by in the evenings to view these fleeting works of art.

There are still a few openings for the competition. Prizes include $500 cash for first place, $250 cash for second and third prize is an overnight stay for two in one of the Wentworth's Jacuzzi Suites with a fireplace, four course dinner and full country breakfast.

The awards ceremony takes place on the veranda of The Wentworth. For further information, contact Kathleen DeVitto, Sales Administrator at The Wentworth at 383-9700 or kathleen@thewentworth.com.

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