US Snow Sculpting Week

U.S Snow Sculpting Week takes place annually sometime in February, although the date of this event week occurs every year at a slightly different place on the calendar. As the name of this week suggests, it’s a time when there are several different snow sculpting events all across the year.

There are local competitions that only give out trophies or accolades for their winners, and there are other competitions that take place where the prizes are significantly larger. Of course, winning a prize isn’t why people become involved in snow sculpting in the first place. It’s a sport that people do because they love it.

The History Of US Snow Sculpting Week

In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the first instance of the US National Snow Sculpting Competition took place in the 1970s. It would be a tradition that would be observed every year since, growing in both complexity and scale with the passage of each year. Now thousands of participants work on large ice blocks to make fantastic works of art. Art that’s temporary in nature, a fact that just highlights the beauty of it in the end.

Observing U.S Snow Sculpting Week

We found out that the best way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to make it to one of these competitions. If not as a contestant, then at least as an observer. Of course, nowadays a lot of these events are broadcast on cable or satellite, so it’s even easier to check them out than it has ever been in the past.

And it’s a lot of fun watching these snow carvers turn an ordinary block of ice into something extraordinary.¬†People can also observe this holiday by spreading the word about it to friends, family members, and neighbors. This can be done by telling people about this holiday week in person, or by using the hashtag #USSnowSculptingWeek on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
February 1 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
February 7 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
February 2 Wednesday
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