Ice, Ice Jelgava

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The 22nd International Ice Sculpture Festival will be held in Jelgava from February 7-9 and feature more than 60 ice artworks, as well as a broad cultural program and fireworks show, according to festival organizers on February 3.

The festival will gather 30 professional sculptors from around the world to present their interpretation of this year's theme - “Superheros”. The sculptors will already arrive in Jelgava on February 2 and work on their sculptures all week. The traditional “Ice Wines” ice bar by Latvian sculptor Kārlis Īle and his team will be the largest sculpture at the festival by ice amount.

The event will also have plenty of children's attractions. For the first time attendees will also be able to meet both sand and ice sculptures at once, as the largest sand sculpture festival object - a sphinx with pyramids - has been preserved and will be illuminated. Attendees will also be able to watch sculptor duels and shows, even seeing “flashsculptures” appear right before their eyes.

The festival will be held at the Mītava outdoor concert arena for the first time. The festival provides a packed 3-day program at the main location, as well as ice skating at the nearby “Pasta sala” ice rink. The evening concert program features such artists as Astro'n'out, Franco Franco, Ralfs Eilands, A-Europa, Singapūras Satīns and many others. The evening will close with a fireworks and light show, while DJs from clubs Tonuss and The Blow provide music.

Festival organizers warn attendees that the program may change due to changes in the weather. More information is available on the festival website.

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