By David Martin

Ice sculptors converge on GR


What once was large blocks of ice became works of art depicting cartoon characters, dragons, and even a drum set.

Ice carvers from throughout the U.S. came to Green River to take part in the Crystal Classic’s ice carving competitions hosted at Expedition Island. Coming in from as far as Wisconsin and Nevada, a number of carvers said they come to Green River because of its relative closeness to their locations.

Marco Villareal, a carver from Las Vegas, said the Crystal Classic is much closer than a majority of carving competitions, which take place on the eastern portion of the U.S. For V...

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