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Anchorage Fur Rondy snow sculptures capture whimsy and fun of Alaska life

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: March 2
  • Published March 2

Entries in the Alaska State Snow Sculpture Championship were judged on Sunday near Ship Creek after carvers spent a week chipping away at blocks of compressed snow that were 8 feet high and 8 feet wide, turning them into works of art.

The Division 1 winners will go to the U.S. Nationals, to compete as Alaska’s team.

There’s still time for fans to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award at the popular Fur Rendezvous winter festival event, using a QR code located at the entrances.

Below are the competition results:

Division 1 - 3-person Team

1st Place - Block 9 - AK Dept. of Snow - “What’s Up, Jack?”

2nd Place - Block 20 - Jesse & the No Shows - “Last Dance”

3rd Place - Block 2 - Chill - “Lunch?”

Division 2 - Schools

1st Place - Block 4 - Waldorf School - “So Close Yet So Far”

2nd Place - Block 1 - SHS Partners Club - “Frozen Partners”

3rd Place - Block 17 - ACT Program - “Salmon”

Division 3 - Family

1st Place - Block 21 - Snow Slayers - “Fish On”

2nd Place - Block 12 - Snow Bears - “Dancing for Life”

3rd Place - Block 5 - Best Buddier Club - “Where’s the Chicks?”

Division 4 - Corporate

1st Place - Block 7 - Aline Alaska Chiropractic - “A Doc is Among Us”

2nd Place - Block 3 - What Tattoo & Hair Studio - “And the World is Your Oyster”

3rd Place - Block 10 - BDS Architects - “See Monster”

Division 5 - Solo

1st Place - Block 13 - White Walker - “Frozen Cosmic Fighter”

2nd Place - Block 15 - Gravity Institute of Alaska - “Snow Frog Yoga”

3rd Place - Block 6 - A.M.E. - “State Bird”

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