Winter Carnival snow sculptures

While there’s been much excitement and numerous events throughout the Twin Cities with the Super Bowl game in town, many of our usual winter activities continue as they do in other years.  One of them, the St. Paul Winter Carnival, is in full swing.  Our weather has been wintry so the carnival’s timing is perfect for ice palaces and snow sculptures.  I wandered through the Vulcan Park snow sculptures at the State Fairground the other night.  It was cold and light flurries were starting to fall.  The sculptures were lit with changing colors and there were children and adults enjoying the evening.  This wonderful sculpture entitled “Eggloo” caught my eye with the broken egg shell and the young chick being sheltered under the wing.  On the other side of the park was a giant snow slide and I could hear the squeals and shrieks as people climbed on their sleds and flew down the slide.  All a part of winter enjoyment!

6 thoughts on “Winter Carnival snow sculptures

  1. Melinda February 4, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Love the “bug chicken”
    Feel like you posted that one just for me😉

    • lindastaatsphoto February 6, 2018 / 6:29 am

      Thought of you when I saw it – yes, “this one’s for you my friend!”

  2. Melinda February 4, 2018 / 8:54 pm


    • lindastaatsphoto February 6, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Thank you Sartenada. After looking at your photos I can see that there’s snow art everywhere – and so beautiful too. It may be fleeting, but we must enjoy the winter and see all its beauty.

  3. Brittany Brown February 27, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I knew that the St. Paul Winter Carnival had ice sculptors and the ice palace, but I didn’t know that they also had snow sculptors. Although, I should have assumed this already. That picture is amazing and so is the sculptor. I visited the opening night of the Winter Carnival and was able to see the Ice Palace light up for the opening night, it was amazing! I wrote about it here, If you would like to check it out, my class also has a blog, where this post is from, my group is experiencing and exploring the Twin Cities.

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