Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Frosty Gets Cold Shoulder At International Snow Sculpture Championships

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Frosty The Snowman is getting the cold shoulder from professional snow sculptors in Breckenridge, Colorado.

That’s because starting next Tuesday (Jan. 23), the 17th Annual International Snow Sculpting Championships are taking place but the snow available isn’t quite right for making snowmen.

More than 280 tons of snow will be cooked up for the event. Event spokeswoman Kristen Pettit says it’s heavy and wet and perfect for sculpting things snow puppies or cello players but not so hot for making snowmen.

As she puts it, “You won’t find Frosty in this contest, but the other sculptures will give you chills!”

Thirteen teams from as far as Switzerland and Russia will be competing, and will have 65 hours to sculpt 20 tons of snow using only chisels, chicken wire and their own hands.

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