January 16, 2016 3:40 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 4:21 pm

Ice carvers chipping away at Lake Louise Ice Magic festival

WATCH ABOVE: Take a look behind the scenes at the Ice Magic festival, at Alberta’s Chateau Lake Louise on Jan. 16 to 17, shot and edited by Jerry Favero.

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CALGARY – The ‘Ice Magic’ festival has been occurring on the shores of Lake Louise for more than 20-years now, and features celebrated ice carvers from around the world who sculpt ice in the competition.

This year’s theme is Earth, Wind, and Fire – Elements of Life. All sculptors will be carving under this theme. Ice carving teams of two create sculptures illustrating their interpretations.

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The event runs on the weekends from Jan. 16 until Jan. 24 and is a ticketed event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., otherwise it’s free.

Visitors can view and explore the ice sculptures at just outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise until the sculptures melt. So if you can’t make it by Jan. 24, there’s plenty of time to visit and experience the sculptures.

For all info, visit BanffLakeLouise.com/SnowDays.

Global Calgary‘s news anchor Gord Gillies is hosting this weekend’s festival kickoff.

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