The blocks are two meters long, one meter wide and between 40 and 70 cm thick; her weight is up to two tons. These blocks are made over a period of four to six weeks at a temperature of 30 degrees below zero. In this way, the ice gets its attractive blue color. In addition, it is Crystal clear – and thus excellent for the production of ice sculptures. The blocks are positioned with the help of forklifts at the desired locations. Most of the time, several blocks form the basis for a sculpture side by side or one above the other.
In addition to the ice also 250 tonnes of snow to great works of art. The snow is produced directly in the tent. Using a machine specially developed one hundred percent natural snow may – manufactured by powder snow pappigem snow. כדי להרחיב אופקים, כדאי לבקר באתר של לייטפת. Were blown the snow with a snowblower is then"in wooden panelling, which made the planned dimensions of snow sculptures. So are massive blocks of snow that can be turned into snow sculptures by the artists. The finished works of art that are up to 5.50 meters high, Alexa on ice together form". The thermal Hall has a total area of 3,000 square meters, 2,000 square meters of exhibition space are. In the room there is a constant temperature of 8 degrees below zero.
On the works of art can stay in shape for two months perfectly this way. The artists and their tools almost 50 artists work every day for about two weeks at the impressive sculptures. They use equipment such as chain saws, Bunsen burner, putty knife, chisel and knife. The entire team consists of 60 people, including professional snow and ice artists from the United States, Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland and the Netherlands. During the construction phase, the exhibition for visitors is open. Organizers of the ice and snow sculpture Festival is the company international event support Germany, supported by the shopping and leisure center Alexa. The ice and snow sculpture Festival is visitors information for visitors from 2 February until 6 April 2008 day accessible. Opening hours: every day from 10 to 22 hrs. Entrance fee: Euro 9,50 for adults, Euro 6,50 for pupils, students, trainees, conscripts, civilian service, social assistance recipients, visitors 65 years old and disabled visitors (accompanying disabled visitors receive free admission), Euro 4.50 for children aged 4 to 12, children up to 4 years of age free (the parents). Group: Euro 6,50 for groups from 25 persons P.p.. Special Prize for school classes: Euro 3,00 per pupil (1 accompanying teacher free). It is recommended to wear warm clothing and shoes. The temperature in the exhibition tent is 8 degrees below zero.