Winterlude 2023

In 2023, 13 teams of carvers took part in the 45th edition of Winterlude! 13 ice sculptures were created as part of the Winterlude National Ice-Carving Championship and the incredible work of art inspired by the theme “Creatures of the Sea” were showcased in Ottawa to the public. Thousands of people across the country were encouraged to vote online for their top 3 favourite sculptures.

Congratulations to the 3 winning teams!

First place

Ice sculpture of a big octopus attacking a small crab

Team Nova Scotia

Sculptors: Ross Baisas and Antonio Baisas

Second place

Ice sculpture of a Mermaid sitting on an icicle, with two mean sea creatures and two skulls

Team New Brunswick

Sculptors: Joel Palmer and Ryan Villiers

Third place

Ice sculpture of a man riding a sea horse, surrounded by sea creatures

Team Yukon

Sculptors: Mowafak Nema and Ikuo Kanbayash

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