THE SECOND DAY OF THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL ICE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL HAS PASSED
The second day of the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava has passed with fun play shows, sculpture demonstrations, as well as a wide cultural program. As early as 10 o'clock in the morning, the festival area was filled with visitors of different generations who came to the festival from Latvia, Lithuania, Ireland and other countries of the world. Festival guests rushed to see more than 45 ancient deities and mythological creatures from the cultures of ancient peoples depicted in the cool ice art.
On February 4th, play shows of the Ādolfs Alunāns Jelgava Theatre and a performance of the creative association "Pasaku nams" were held in the open-air concert hall "Mītava". The open-air ice sculpture demonstration shows with Agnese Rudzīte-Kirillova and Zīle Ozoliņa-Šneidere were held on Pasta Island and Jānis Čakste boulevard, during which anyone could see the process of creating the sculptures in person. Duels of professional sculptors were held in the concert hall "Mītava", where Kārlis Īle and Sanita Rāviņa competed against each other in the art of ice sculpture.
At the end of the evening, at 6 PM, the visitors were entertained by veterans of the rock'n'roll scene "Big Al & The Jokers" and "The Roop", a band that represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020.
See you tomorrow! The festival territory will be open on Sunday, February 5th, from 10 AM to 10 PM. At 2 PM and 4 PM, participants of the festival competition will lead ice sculpture creation demonstrations on the Pasta Island and J. Čakste Boulevard, while at 5 PM and 7 PM in the open-air concert hall " Mītava" S. Rāviņa and K. Īle will compete in the art of ice sculpture with new vigor.
In the evening, the cultural program will be complemented by popular Latvian music groups. At 6 PM, "Pērkons" will perform, while "Bermudu Divstūris" will close the evening in a fun atmosphere at 8 PM.
More than 65 works of art are located on Jānis Čakste boulevard and Pasta Island, the creation of which used 80 tons of ice. The 45 ice sculptures of the competition were created by 30 sculptors from 12 countries, drawing inspiration from the mythological figures and ancient deities of various cultures. In addition, there are also "safe in love" photo sculptures, the ice bar of the "Ledus vīni" winery, attractions for the whole family, as well as out-of-town shops of various merchants and artisans.
The visitors of the event are invited to dress according to the weather and before going to Jelgava to familiarize themselves with the traffic organization scheme, which will also be available during the festival in the "Waze" mobile app.
Tickets can be purchased at all "Biļešu paradīze" ticket offices, as well as on the website bilesuparadize.lv. Tickets are also valid electronically, they do not need to be printed.
Take note! Visitors to the International Ice Sculpture Festival are invited not to bring pets, dogs will not be allowed in the event area. It is allowed to photograph and film sightseeing objects, but it is forbidden to fly unmanned aircraft or drones over the event area without coordination with the municipality.
International Ice Sculpture Festival is organized by the city of Jelgava and the institution "Kultūra" in cooperation with the companies "Ramirent" and "Husqvarna".
By arriving at the event, the visitor agrees to be filmed and photographed. Recorded material may be broadcast, reproduced and distributed without restriction.