Two Decades. Endless Magic.
It’s the 20th anniversary for Ice Magic in Lake Louise, and this year’s two week celebration is sure to be a winner-especially with its Sochi inspired theme of “Freeze Olympic Fever!”
Here are some of the highlights, but please check out the full schedule here.
International Ice Carving Competition Weekend
The shores of Lake Louise will become an icy wonderland as ice carvers turn giant blocks of frozen water into Olympic themed works of art! The 34 hour competition, hosted by the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, showcases the world’s top carvers competing for the gold. Watch as these towering ice statues take shape over the weekend, all in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable.
Ice carving demonstrations will be held at the Lake Louise lakeside area on Saturday and Sunday, 12-12:30pm. Skiers can enjoy the ice action as well, with a live demonstration at the Lake Louise Ski Resort on Sunday, January 19, 10-11am.
One Carver, One Hour, One Block
Saturday, January 18th, 2:30pm. Lake Louise Inn
This popular speed carving competition shows how remarkable these carvers are-turning 300 lb blocks of ice into unique ice art, all within 60 minutes!
Little Chippers Weekend, January 25th & 26th
Ice Magic continues with a second weekend, filled with fun events for the whole family!
The Samson Mall in Lake Louise will be home to the Little Chippers Ice Zone, where the wee ones can safely try carving out their own ice creations. Saturday/Sunday, January 25/26th, 11-2pm
Kids will also love the Cozy Corner Indoor Activity Center at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Face painting, crafts, carnival games…hours of fun! Entry $2.
Wildlife Detectives. Learn to track wildlife, using clues to match the critters with their footprints, all under the instruction of a Parks Canada Interpreter. Saturday/Sunday, January 25/26, 12-3pm in the Fairmont Chateau Cozy Corner Kids Activity Centre.
Here is a video look at the 2013 Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise, to get you in the spirit!
GETTING THERE-PARK & RIDE
Ice Magic can be busy in Lake Louise, so we are offering a free shuttle from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise up to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Runs every 20 minutes, Saturday/Sunday, Jan 18/19 & 25/26 from 10:30am-5:30pm
Ice Magic is just part of the month long SnowDays Festival in Banff & Lake Louise. More SnowDays info here!