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December 24, 2004
Toronto public will decide the winner of Designs in Ice competition
  
What: Toronto's foremost ice sculpting competition and display, Designs in Ice
presented by Scotiabank, returns to Yonge-Dundas Square on Monday, December 27
through Wednesday, December 29. Informative step-by-step demonstrations,
magical aerial performances, interactive audience-voting for the People's
Choice Award and tons of Canadian carvers make up this popular event.

The public can vote for the sculptures of their choice and determine which
carvers receive the cash awards sponsored by Scotiabank for 1st ($1,000), 2nd
($750) and 3rd ($500) prizes. All three winning sculptures will also receive a
trophy.

The UK's The Dream Engine will present their show, The Candle, where an
aerialist cocooned in silks emerges in the middle of a giant, transparent
candle. Illuminated against the evening sky, this eight-metre structure is
supported entirely by air, which creates a hypnotic and bewitching real-life
fairy tale.

When: Tuesday, December 28, 12 to 7 p.m.

12 - 5:30 p.m. People's Choice Award ballots available at Yonge-Dundas Square
1 - 3 p.m. Ice carving demonstrations
5 - 5:10 p.m. The Dream Engine's The Candle
6 - 6:10 p.m. People's Choice Award Ceremony
6:10 - 6:20 p.m. The Dream Engine's The Candle
7 - 7:10 p.m. The Dream Engine's The Candle

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.

Why: Designs in Ice is three-day ice-carving exhibition and competition with a
22-year history in Toronto. The event has showcased the work of Ontario's top
ice carvers, each chiseling blocks of ice into magnificent sculptures. The
event comes alive with each sculpture being themed by such topics as Lord of
the Rings (2001 - 2003), the Millennium (2000) and the Olympic Spirit (1999).
The event's popularity demanded the move to Yonge-Dundas Square, in the heart
of downtown Toronto, in 2003. Designs in Ice commanded two Festival and Events
Ontario Achievement Awards (2001 and 2002) and an International Festivals and
Events Association Pinnacle Award (2002).

Media contact:
Heather Kaufman, Event Supervisor, Marketing,
Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7405,
Cell: 416-553-0017



 

 

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