US Snow Sculpting Week

U.S. Snow Sculpting Week takes place annually, typically in February, although the exact date varies each year. As the name suggests, it’s a time when various snow sculpting events occur throughout the country.

Local competitions may only award trophies or accolades to their winners, while other events offer more substantial prizes. However, winning a prize is not the primary motivation for most people who engage in snow sculpting; they participate because they love the sport.

The History of U.S. Snow Sculpting Week

The first instance of the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition occurred in the 1970s in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It has been an annual tradition ever since, expanding in complexity and scale over the years. Now, thousands of participants carve large blocks of ice into fantastic works of art. The temporary nature of these creations only serves to enhance their beauty.

Observing U.S. Snow Sculpting Week

The best way to celebrate this event is by attending one of the competitions, either as a contestant or as a spectator. Nowadays, many of these events are broadcast on cable or satellite TV, making them more accessible than ever before.

Watching the snow carvers transform a simple block of ice into something extraordinary is a lot of fun. People can also participate in this holiday by spreading the word to friends, family members, and neighbors. This can be done in person or by using the hashtag #USSnowSculptingWeek on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 7 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
February 5 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
February 1 Wednesday
Hobby & Creativity