3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event Ice cube precutA hot and sticky (yes, it can get humid in San Tan Valley, Arizona) July summer day. Executive Sous Chef Josh Nylin of Encanterra Community Resort demonstrated his chainsaw skills by transforming a 300lbs block of ice into a fish with coral ice sculpture.

Tip #1 Stay Away from the Chainsaw Tip

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event ChainsawIt is sharp and can hurt if you are impelled by the teeth side of it. As you can see, Chef Josh is wearing protective gear, eye protection, ear protection and leather coveralls. He likes to use an electric chainsaw because he has more control over the speed and it is less noisy.

Tip #2 Stand Away from the Shrapnel of Ice

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event Chef Josh Nylin with chainsawYou could duck when ice is propelled toward you or hide behind another person. The ice really does not fly through the air. The event coordinators had the first row of seats about 5 feet away.

Tip #3 Bring a Sober Driver

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event Ice block partial cutCan you believe it? Chef Josh turned the 300lbs block of ice into this amazing sculpture that is a functioning ice sculpture luge. The facility will be refreezing the ice sculpture. Then bring it back out for this evening social hour and pouring blue margaritas down the ice sculpture luge.

3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture EventAttending an Ice Sculpture Event


What a wonderful date idea. We had a great time watching Chef Josh bring to life a block of ice. Have you ever had a drink from a luge? If yes, what was the occasion?

21 thoughts on “3 Safety Tips for Attending an Ice Sculpture Event
  1. Josh is such a talented man. Great tips!! So awesome to watch this in person. Loving your blog!! Keep up the great work. I enjoy reading from your perspective.

  2. So cool – we went to an amazing ice sculpture festival in Michigan once – it was so incredibly neat. There was a full-size photo booth, a putting green, and many life-size statutes.

  3. Whoa! I’ll bet the flying ice chips can be intense! The finished product is so beautiful that it looks like something made from glass.

    1. After the event, there were a few people who picked up the smaller extra ice parts and used them the cool off on their skin.

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