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Over 19,000 visitors to ice statues in High Tatras

The fifth unofficial Championship in ice carving took place at Hrebienok.

(Source: Oliver Ondráš, TASR)

Nine teams from Europe created ice statues on different topics within the event Tatry Ice Master over three days.

The artists materialized the statues in 360 ice blocks, equal to 45 tons of ice, their perception and view on three contest topics. According to the jury, the Finnish team made the best statue on the topic of world architecture. The second topic was freestyle, won by Marina Hatzl and Kilian van del Velden from Austria; they created a statue representing the fight between the brain and the heart. The third topic was myths and legends, won by the team from Russia. The statues built on the third day are located in an air-conditioned area along with existing ice statues from Tatra’s gallery of ice masters.

“All of the statues from the first two competing days stay in nature as long as nature allows it. The pieces from the third day of the competition are located in the air-conditioned area within the cupola until Easter,” said Andrea Žigová, executive director of the Local Organization of Tourism for the High Tatras region, for the TASR newswire.

The Tatra’s Gallery of Ice Masters is open daily from 9 a.m. to 18.30 p.m., the same as the entrance to Tatra’s ice dome.

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