Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Ancient temple of ice is made in Jasná

THE WINTER premiere of a globally popular extreme hurdle race that takes place on the break of January and February in the ski resort Jasná will have a very original finishing hurdle.

Ancient temple in Jasná(Source: Sme - Marek Juriš)

The race, involving 2,300 registered competitors, will offer an ancient ice temple as a hurdle. A team of artistic sculptors led by Adam Bakoš has been working on 47.5 tonnes of ice imported in 360 blocks.

“We have experience with building ice statues at Hrebienok in the High Tatras, but we have not made such a giant so far,” Bakoš said for the TASR newswire, adding that the weather is crucial in such affairs. The dominant elements of the ice construction, 5.5 metres tall on an area of 11 x 11 metres will be Ionic columns and statues of Spartan warriors. Bakoš said that they were inspired by the ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

The lighted ice temple will be available in Jasná even after the end of the race, until the end of the winter season.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Another For a Decent Slovakia protest was also joined by farmers

People took to the streets for the eighth time.

Farmers with tractors awaited the protesting crowd at the SNP Square in Bratislava.

V4 politicians are not even willing to help fellow Europeans

To give equal weight to the concerns that a Slovak or Czech feels about migration with that of an Italian or Greek is like having equal sympathy for a hypochondriac and a cancer patient.

Prime ministers of V4 countries and their Austrian counterpart.

Coronations return to Bratislava Photo

This year Bratislava will recall the coronation of Leopold II, the younger son of Maria Theresa.

Bratislava will again enjoy re-enactment of coronation ceremony

Police detain another person in promissory notes case

Ex-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.

Pavol Rusko