The festival of snow and ice sculptures opens in Yakutsk

The competition festival of snow and ice sculptures "Legends of Yakutia" kicks off on Friday in the ice park in Yakutsk, said the city administration.

"With the arrival of spring masters give yakutians sparkling, crystal sculptures, bizarre and mysterious glittering in the sun during the day and at night — the light of lanterns. Become a traditional competition of ice and snow sculptures — a real fairy tale. A shapeless block of ice to turn into exquisite pieces and give holiday for children and adults — a skill only a true storyteller, "- said in a statement.

As told RIA Novosti the media group "Sitim" which is one of the organizers, the festival will feature 16 teams from Yakutsk, Irkutsk, Megino-Kangalassky, Nam, Nyurbinsky areas of Yakutia.

"Each team may submit a sculpture made of ice as well as from the snow. Quality of the creative and technical implementation of ideas will be judged by a panel of judges chaired the honored artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Yakutia Yuri Spiridonov," — told the agency.

He said that the prize in the category "ice sculpture" is 225 thousand rubles, in the "snow sculpture" — 180 thousand rubles.

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