Volunteer ice carvers braved the chilly elements on Saturday during Fire & Ice 2020 in Sturgeon Bay. Unique and original “ice-terpieces” were formed out of 300-pound crystal clear ice blocks. The talented group of ice carvers took to the streets of Sturgeon Bay to create spectacular works of art, with the ice carvers competing for cash prizes and the coveted People’s Choice award. Judges walked the streets of Sturgeon Bay at 2PM to decide the winning sculptures in beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories. All carvers attended the awards ceremony at 3PM at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center. For the third year in a row, the People’s Choice Award was awarded to Seth Wilson and John McCaulley for their unique “Ships in a Bottle” ice sculpture sponsored by Madison Avenue Market. Each skill level was awarded as follows:
3. Jordis Brilla, “Snowflake”, sponsored by T Simon Jewelers (the youngest competitor at 12 years old!)
2. Nathan Konkle & Grace Wenger, “Penguin”, sponsored by Dancing Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast
1. Ian Schuh, “Peacock”, sponsored by Door County Candy
3. Elliot Vanness, “Wave and Palm Tree”, sponsored by On Deck Clothing Co.
2. Rebecca Struck, “Baby Yoda”, sponsored by Wilkins & Olander
1. Kyle Luchsinger, “Rocketship”, sponsored by The Corner Café
3. Dave Mailand, “Pelican”, sponsored by The Brick Alley
2. Dave Bartels, “Snowman and Dog”, Door County Eye Associates
1. Seth Wilson & John McCaulley, “Bottles in a Ship”, sponsored by Madison Avenue Market
A huge thank you goes to ice carvers and professional snow carvers for making Fire & Ice 2020 a success. For additional information on this event and other events sponsored by Destination Sturgeon Bay, visit sturgeonbay.net or call the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center at (920) 743-6246.