Ice carvers sculpted a frozen eagle Saturday at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower.
Chip Off the Block Ice Carvings began with a 300-pound block of ice Saturday, using chainsaws, die grinders, wood chisels and handsaws to complete an ice sculpture of a bald eagle. The live demonstration gave visitors the opportunity to see the sculpture take place.
“I am amazed at how entertaining a block of ice, a man with a chainsaw and a little helper can be. At last year’s event, I felt like I was at a celebration-of-winter event and wouldn’t miss a chance to see it again,” said Deanna Barnes, projects manager for the village of Hartford. “This is a great opportunity for people who are visiting the area to come to the Tower and see an ice artist in action.”
The event was part of a series of activities dedicated to the American bald eagles that make the metro-east their winter home.
The eagle carving will remain on display at Confluence Tower as long as the weather allows.