Feb 9, 2013 4:31 PM by Lacey Steele

Ice Festival going on now in Cripple Creek

It's all about art and creativity in ice!

The ice festival is going on in Cripple Creek, and people there say it's sure to amaze you!

Here's what they have to say about it.

"I've been involved with the Cripple Creek Ice Festival since it's inception, so six years, but I've been sculpting ice for better than 20," said Thomas Barlow, an ice sculptor.

"This year's theme was mythology, so even last year I was already thinking about ideas," said Barlow.

"So I'm going to be doing a fire god who has three horses crashing down breathing fire, and then behind the horses will be a chariot that he's riding in that's also on fire," said Barlow.

"We've been averaging somewhere around a day and a half, two days per piece," said Barlow.

"The designs are fantastic," said Victoria Denison, a visitor from Washington. "We were looking down here and it showed the schematics of how they actually carve them, and that was really interesting."

"One thing that's always most impressive for the guests that come in is that we've done all of these, so we have 150 blocks of ice," said Barlow.

The ice festival continues tomorrow as well as next weekend, so you have plenty of time to make it out there.

It's on Bennett Avenue, and there are road detours during the festival.


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