Holland ice carving competition still on, despite rain

10:35 PM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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Ice Sculpting Competition in Downtown Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- The rainy weather did not stop people in downtown Holland from attending an ice carving competition Friday night.

Using saws, drills and sanders, this weekend artists are whittling 300 pound ice cubes into elegant sculptures. This is the 6th year Holland is hosting the preliminaries of the National Ice Carving Collegiate Championship.

Dozens of spectators came out to support to the artists, who are working on creations that might only last a few days or hours.

"We think they're pretty awesome to do this in the pouring rain and a lot of people have come out, surprising how many people have come out in this weather, but that's Holland spirit we love that," said one spectator.

The carving teams will move the sculptures from their workstations to a judging area, where they'll remain for about a week.

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