Big Chill snowsculpting event held in Racine

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RACINE — “The Big Chill” annual snow sculpting event took place this weekend in downtown Racine, and this was the 22nd year of the competition.

17 of Wisconsin’s best two-person snow sculpting teams created art out of snow in Racine’s Monument Square, and were competing for cash prizes, as well as the title of Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Champions. The winning team advances to the U.S. National Competition in Lake Geneva in February 2013.

Snow sculpting got underway Friday at 4:00 p.m. and the sculptures were carved out of six by six by eight foot blocks of snow, which the carvers worked on throughout the weekend. 12 local and regional ice carvers sculpted creations out of 300 pound blocks of ice along Main and 6th streets on Saturday.

Voting began at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and went through 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Winners were announced at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

This event was free to the public, and also an opportunity to meet the Door County Sled Dogs!

FOX6’s Bret Buganski was on hand for this event on FOX6 WakeUp News Sunday morning. Click the video links below for additional details, and visit the Big Chill website.