FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John revealed Monday that it will be hosting the Winterlude National Ice-Carving Championship along with ten other Canadian cities in February.

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage says 10 experienced ice-sculpting duos representing the ten Canadian provinces will compete simultaneously on February 5th and 6th. They will have 20 hours to sculpt 15 blocks of ice and create a piece of art representing the Olympic and Paralympic spirit.

All the sculptures will be featured on the Winterlude website, starting February 11th, where Canadians will be able to vote for their three favourites. The voting period is February 20th at 5 p.m., and the winners will be announced the next day.

The world-class sculptors can be viewed working in the following areas across the country: