Q&A with World-Champion Ice Sculptors, Heather and Steve Brice:
Where did you get the ice to create 'Palace Pet?' And what makes for great ice?
Ice Alaska volunteer crews harvest ice from a local gravel pit. Each team is equally allotted 10 of these 4' x 6' blocks. If the pit is cared for correctly and dredged regularly, the long cold Alaskan winters make for perfect sculpting ice. Once the pond freezes over in October, the thickness of the ice continues to grow throughout the months, sometimes reaching 42" in thickness.