On Valentine’s Day we headed to the Central Park Bandshell in the afternoon to check out the Ice Festival. It was the perfect very cold day with snow falling to match the theme of the festival.
This year was the fourth annual Ice Festival. The main point of the festival is to view ice carving artists from the Okamoto Studio show off their skills. This year they were using 3,000 pounds of ice and carving it into a replica of the Romeo and Juliet statue in Central Park.
We could have stood there for an hour or two more to see the stature being carved before our eyes, but we decided to have a little walk around Central Park instead.
The park was nice and white after the snow and looked really pretty.
Before heading back home to start cooking dinner, we headed back past the bandshell to see where the ice carving was up to.
Unfortunately it was getting late, so we couldn’t stay to view the final product. So, here is a link to what it looked like in the end. Pretty cool, isn’t it?