Harbin Ice and Snow World, 2020

Following a twenty-year-old dream, Wing traveled to Harbin in January to compete at the big show in China, The Harbin Ice and Snow World 34th annual ice sculpture competition. Wing partnered in the single block competition with Finish master, Ansii Kuosa to create The Witch and the Magic Mirror.

Wing and Kuosa's dedication and hard work were rewarded with silver medals...
...and a giant check (however the amount is a bit misleading - 5000, not 500,000 rmb)
The flags of USA, Finland and Mongolia with a full moon
The welded steel work bench with festive red carpet made a steady platform. Unfortunately it did not fit in the space at the front of the sculpture and could only be used from the back

Click on these videos (full screen for full effect) to see some of the amazing media coverage from this year's festival in Harbin:

The talent gathered in Harbin for the 34th International ice sculpture competition was truly astonishing. Among the countries represented were India, Serbia, Montenegro, the United States, Canada, Mongolia, Russia, and China. With more than thirty teams competing over just two and a half days it was difficult to get around to see and photograph the sculptures let alone get to know their authors. The website asks that the viewer excuse the lack of full, detailed captions.

China
Serbia and Korea
Serbia and Korea
Russia
Full moon over the ice park
Russia
Colorful Harbin and the sculptor's VIP Bus
China
China and Russia
Russia
Canada
China
Russia
China
Russia
Mongolia
Mongolia, detail
Mongolia
India
India
Mongolia
Mongolia, detail
Mongolia
Russia
China
Russia
Russia
Russia
China
 Bayarsaikhan Bazarsad and D Tserenbat Dashbaljir, Mongolia
Bayarsaikhan Bazarsad, Mongolia
Bonggi Park, Korea
Marija Markovic, Serbia

If you have made it all the way to the end of this post and still want more you truly are a fan. Thank you. Here is one more link for the stouthearted. It is the raw footage from the AP that was sent out to media outlets around the world and portions were rebroadcasted on several continents:

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/HZ-China-Harbin-Ice-Sculpting/a1316efcc2834da6bd899edb0c327cea?query=China+Harbin&current=1&orderBy=NewestFirst&hits=171&referrer=search&search=%2fsearch%3fquery%3dChina%2bHarbin%26startd%3d%26endd%3d%26orderBy%3dNewestfirst%26from%3d1%26allFilters%3d%26g2ItemId%3d&allFilters=&productType=IncludedProducts&page=1&b=327cea

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