Not only is Stillwater home to the country's largest ice maze, but also to the first World Snow Sculpting Championship.

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As you can see above, the event starts Tuesday, January 18th in the sublime city of Stillwater.

Twelve teams from around the world will construct dazzling creations at Lowell Park, which is beautifully placed by the shore of St. Croix River, during a three-day competition period that begins Wednesday, January 19th.

Though the competition itself is just three days, the whole event encompasses five. Spectators can watch the entire process and even vote for their favorite team on Saturday, January 22nd.

The winning team will not only take home the championship title, but also some impressive prize money.

Inaugural World Snow Sculpting Championship Events and Activities:

January 10-17, 2022
Snow Making Week – Watch snow being made and watch how the blocks are built

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Carving Exhibition – Event Kickoff
An artist will be out in Lowell Park demonstrating a carving and visiting with visitors.

Team Welcome Reception (Closed Event)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Carving Begins: 9 am, Lowell Park
Opening Ceremony (Open to the Public) -- JX Event Center

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Water Street Inn – Chamber’s 130 Year’s Celebration!

Friday, January 21, 2022
Sponsorship Reception at Forge and Foundry – (Private Event)

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Carving Concludes at 2 pm Sharp!
Closing Ceremony and Awards
4 pm Water Street Inn

“World’s Coolest Block Party”
6 pm Water Street Inn

Sunday, January 23, 2022
MinneSnowta Nice Day

For more information and details on these events, click here.

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May the best team win!

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