Preparations for Winterlude get seriously underway early in January at the major venues, including Confederation Park, where ice sculptures are set up. These first shots feature the shelters in the midst of set-up, the first for the team carvers and the second for the single carvers.
Christmas trees see a second use during Winterlude, lining the snowbanks around the sites.
A few days later I was back at the Park, where things were coming along smoothly. The shelters for both the team and the solo carver sculptures were set up and ready to go.
There are some larger ice sculptures set up in the open as well, and this crew was starting work on one of those.
This is another one of the larger ice sculptures being worked on. I'll show you what they did with these two larger sculptures later this week.