While some shivered in the dark, other Missourians were scultping ice
One of life's funny oddities: Missouri was one of the states hardest-hit by the weekend ice storm. But according to the very local and lovely Branson Blog, citizens there were competing in the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) ice sculpture event at the Titanic Museum.
While our neighbors to the north faced power outages from ice storms 300 lb. blocks were being shipped to the parking lot of the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.
The National Ice Carving Association (NICA) held their first professionally sanctioned Branson event in this weekend at the Titanic Museum. Contestants had five hours to create an artistic ice sculpture relating to the Titanic. The themed event was unusual as most NICA events are in freestyle form giving artists the ability to create whatever they feel comfortable with.
Judges scored contestants on 11 attributes from first impression to structure technique. All three judges participate in events as well giving them a solid understanding of the complexity and skill level each piece requires to produce.