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The World Ice Art Championships are held in the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2009 the venue may move to North Pole, Alaska. Each team is provided with a site on a looping trail through the park. The sites are surrounded by small black spruce are double as R.V. parking in the summer. In 1999 I rented chainsaws from the blue bus for the competition.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-01-01

I don't quite understand what it is....do you make ice sculptures or something?

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Yes, check out the main forum and/or group for information about the competition. We will be posting on the step by step process for fabricating the tools, and building the sculpture.

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Very cool, can't wait to see it all. But do you realize that the image for your group says there are four artists...but you've got five students?

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There are four artists and one archivist on the team for a grand total of five students. While Eric, Jesse, Stephanie, and I carve Laura will document the process.

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lrogers (author)2008-01-01

Like the 'magic bus' from Into the Wild.

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jesse.hensel (author)lrogers2008-01-01

A little less "magic" and a little more "chainsaw".

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I have a friend with a cabin near the "magic bus". Alaska has a beautiful and harsh landscape. Both the film and the book give a good impression of what life is like on "the last frontier".

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