Spain has launched the first ice festival an international competition featuring some of the world’s best ice sculptures in Madrid with visitors praising the displays on Monday.
A total of twelve teams competed in the competition with sculptors taking part from ten different countries, including Canada, The United States Japan, Italy, and France, and the teams had seven days to finish their work.
Over one hundred tons of ice was used in the production of the sculptures which are kept frozen in a specially designed room. The winning exhibition was the Canadian entry by Julian Dore and Jean Francois Gauthier called invasion of dimensions.
With the melting of the sculpture inevitable, the exhibition's commissioner and winner of the 20-14 tournament Juan Carlo Arellano described it as a reflection of reality.