Snow competition for Rockford this winter

December 27, 2012 by  

Winter is here and along with that comes snow, at least in Illinois. Among the outdoor activities that take place during the winter is building snow figures. There are those who take it to another level and create snow sculptures featuring characters, buildings, and anything else you can name.

The annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition allows teams to create amazing sculptures, compete with other teams, and win prizes. It is likely that it will draw visitors from all over the area, including nearby Loves Park. Local printing companies are no doubt providing services such as flyer printing to spread the word about the event throughout the community.

The winner of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition represents the state in the United States national competition. Twelve teams of up to three members aged 18 and up will be competing in this year’s state competition. With several awards set to be handed out, there is also a high school division which will feature teams from 15 high schools. There is no fee for teams to register.

The 27th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition, which is presented by the Rockford Park District, will take place at Sinnissippi Park in Rockford from January 16 – 19, and public viewing is available daily until 11:00 pm. For more information, call 815-987-8800.

Some spectacular entries from previous years can be seen on the event’s website. They include octopuses, cell phones, skulls, tortoises, dinosaurs, and all kinds of other creations only limited by the craftsmanship and imagination of the competitors.