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FREEZE THE DAY: Get Your Snow Sculpting Skills Ready For Menomonie’s Chill New Contest This February

first annual Menomonie Snow Sculpture Contest coincides with annual Frost Fair on Feb. 5

Rebecca Mennecke |

Last weekend at the United States National Snow Carving Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis., Eau Claire artists Steve Bateman and Jason Anhorn teamed up with Wauwatosa artist David Andrews to win First Place … for the third year in a row. They're also the 2014 and 2013 champions. So a huge congratulations to these fine (and clearly unstoppable) guys, representing both Eau Claire and Wisconsin. The final piece shown here is truly fantastic. Check out some of this year's other amazing entries.   You might recognize Bateman and Anhorn as
SNOW CARVISTS. In 2015, Eau Claire artists Steve Bateman and Jason Anhorn teamed up with Wauwatosa artist David Andrews to win first place in the U.S. National Snow Carving Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They used to sculpt snow for Volume One's Winter After Hours every Thursday night in Eau Claire's Boyd Park. (Submitted photo)

YOU CAME. YOU THAW. YOU CONQUERED. Get ready to thaw out those snow sculpting skills at the inaugural Snow Sculpture contest at Wakanda Park on Feb. 5, courtesy of the Menomonie Area Chamber & Visitor Center. Teams are invited to start sculpting at noon on Friday, Feb. 4, and have until 3pm on Feb. 5 to complete their creations. Only snow, ice, water, and colorants can be used. Bring your own tools, including snow removal equipment, buckets, ladders, and scaffolding. No power tools, please. Voting begins on Saturday, and winners will be selected by a judge panel. And snow what? This chill new event coincides with the Dunn County Historical Society’s Frost Fair, which will hit the Rassbach Heritage Museum from 11am-5pm on Feb. 5. Check out their winter-themed crafts, a chili cook-off, vintage baseball, the Quilts of the Pinery show and quilt raffle, and live music. Registration opens on Dec. 28. 


Check out menomoniechamber.org for more information.