Crystal Gallery of Ice
The Crystal Gallery of Ice is an annual event organized by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and hosted in the Town Square Winter Center, in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Ice carvers from all over the state (and world!) come to compete in our ice carving competition, transforming ice slabs into beautiful works of art.
Artwork from ice blocks
The Crystal Gallery of Ice Competition took place on January 6- 8 and the sculptures are a glowing addition to the Winter Center. Don’t miss these artistic ice displays while they are in their prime. Thanks to all of the businesses that provide support for this spectacular event!
Ice sculptures that you can play on!
The ice sculptures in Town Square feature a number of designs that are meant to be played on! Come down and check them out!
2013 Crystal Gallery of Ice competition
This year’s Crystal Gallery of Ice was a huge success! Despite warm weather and rain, our sculptures are still holding strong. Not only were the competition pieces spectacularly carved, but the Crystal Gallery “Walk” of ice sculptures have been a fun addition to downtown Anchorage!
Winners of the 2013 Gallery of Ice Competition
1st place: Team Harbin (China)
Sculpture Name: Dream Home
2nd place: Team He Long Jiang (China)
Sculpture Name: Visitor
3rd Place: Team Fairbanks (Alaska)
Sculpture Name: How Do You Do?
And congratulations all of our carvers for participating in this year’s Crystal Gallery of Ice!
Carving Team: Lewando
Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips
Carving Tem: Nathan & Cillian
Sponsored By: United Rentals
Carving Team: MXY
Sponsored By: Diamond Parking
Carving Team: Happy Guys
Sponsored By: Wiley Brooks Company, Inc.
|Name: One Ring to Bind Them
Carving Team: Jansma Shumar
Sponsored By: The Insurance Center
|Name: Ebb and Flow
Carving Team: Gina Eaton & Anita Tabor
Thank you to our Crystal Gallery of Ice sponsors:
Additional support from: Municpal Light & Power • Day’s Inn • Linford of Alaska
Alaska Travel Industry Alliance • Visit Anchorage • AIM Broadcasting • The Anchorage Press
Gallery Walk of Ice Exhibition
New for 2013, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. worked with downtown property owners to display ice scultpures at various locations outside of the Town Square Winter Center. This allowed for visitors to get out and walk around downtown Anchorage, seeing wonderful ice sculptures in new locations!
Sponsor: Bear and Raven Theater
Carvers: Anita Tabor and Gina Eaton
Location: Corner of 4th Ave and E Street
Sponsor: Dena’ina Center
Carvers Jenny Rosenbaum and Paul Hanis
Corner of 7th Ave. and F Street
Carvers: Tommy and Gus O’Malley
Location: 524 West 4th Avenue
The Town Square Winter Center
The Town Square Winter Center is dazzling. Come enjoy the work of the World Champion Chinese Ice Carvers who created a Disney themed Children’s Ice Park and while there take a ride in the Ice Spinners, bring your ice skates and enjoy the groomed ice rink, get your photo taken in front of the 30,000 lb. ice fountain. It’s all free and a gift from ConocoPhillips, Easy Park, MOA Parks & Recreation and Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.