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Forecast: Carved in Ice Festival to hit Feb. 10-11

Bryce Welter, of Chicora takes a run on the ice slide at 2022's Carved in Ice festival in Diamond Park with Hazel Laporte, left, and his sister Riley Welter looking on. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle
Annual event to chill out in downtown Butler

The art pieces Jared McAlister and his colleagues will take hours making this weekend in Butler will melt away only a few days after creation.

The artists are used to it, however, because their medium comes in the form of 265-pound blocks of ice. Despite their mass, the blocks can be manipulated into shapes like ambulances, rubber ducks, eagles and slides by a good carver.

Additionally, the carved ice lasts longer than many people would expect.

Carved in Ice will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, visit

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