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Winter Carnival provides opportunity to enjoy the (very cold) outdoors

Ice sculptors work on their pieces during the carnival, allowing anyone to watch the progress of the sculpting.

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor

January 24, 2019

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival runs from Jan. 24-Feb. 3 at locations across the city.

Winter Carnival sculptures celebrate Minnesotan spirit

THE ice sculpting competition at Rice Park drew huge crowds. “When my family and I first moved to Minnesota we went to Rice Park during the Winter Carnival because we thought it would give us a good idea of what Minnesota is like,” sophomore Genevieve Zanaska said.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

February 17, 2015

In the midst of historic downtown St. Paul lies Rice Park, with views of edifices such as the Landmark Center, Ordway Theater, and St. Paul Hotel. It makes sense that a park surrounded by such essential St. Paul sights would also be the site for many of the events that the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival has to offer. During the carnival, the park is decorated with impressive ice sculptures, accompanied by food trucks, live music, and even an ice bar. At night the sculptures are lit, filling the park with sparkling, glimmering lights.

Red Bull Crashed Ice championship gives competitors wings

Ice cross downhill is a relatively new extreme sport which was created by the energy drink company Red Bull in 2001. It combines ice hockey, motorcross, and roller derby as four skaters are sent down in icy slope rife with obstacles.  Lombard has attended Crashed Ice in past years and once even participated in the opening ceremonies. “[Crashed Ice is] pretty crazy, but it’s still a pretty cool event,” sophomore Weston Lombard said.

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

February 16, 2015

As a part of the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival, Crashed Ice kicked off the Ice Cross Downhill World Championships on Jan. 23.

Q&A: Ryan Nelson answers questions about Ice Castles

Q&A: Ryan Nelson answers questions about Ice Castles

Gitanjali Raman, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2015

Huge buildings that are carved solely out of ice. Add some colored light and then a gorgeous, brightly colored ice structure is created. How did Ice Castles come to be?

Ice Castles provide winter entertainment for audience of all ages

The ice castles are made solely out of ice, and about 500,000 icicles are harvested for it each year, and are lit up different colors every night. “They looked kind of like massive piles of fancy whipped cream, but in ice form,” Upper School English teacher Emily Anderson said.

Gitanjali Raman, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2015

Huge buildings that are carved solely out of ice. Add some colored light and then a gorgeous, brightly colored ice structure is created. This is an experience that no one wants to miss.