It’s So Cold In Alaska Town That Ice Sculptors Have To Warm Up The Ice

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (December 5, 2012)—It’s too cold for the ice sculptors in North Pole, Alaska near Fairbanks.

The town hosts its Christmas in Ice festival this weekend, but temperatures of 40 below zero are making it tough on the ice artists.

It's so cold in the town that tools are breaking and electric cords are snapping.

It's also too cold for the ice.

Christmas in Ice chairman Keith Frye says ice becomes brittle at 20 below.

He told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that a wing broke on an angel on which one carver was working.

The ice sculptor had to take the ice wing inside to warm it up before gluing the wing back together.


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