Umeå Snow sculpture Championship

If you follow our Instagram account you have probably noticed that in southern Sweden the spring is already on it’s way. Though it’s not -25 degrees in Umeå anymore, it’s still cold and plenty of snow, and it probably will be for a while longer… This friday and saturday the annual snow sculpture championship was held in the city center of Umeå, where the teams that participated had to turn a huge cube of snow into a sculpture. It was something I wanted to share with you, since it doesn’t happen everywhere!

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Most of the sculptures were about 2 meters tall and some of them very detailed, but to be honest I had no clue what some them were.

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People use different tools for sculpting the snow, shovels and saws were probably the most common ones.

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The combination of lion and giraffe won!

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This puppy was my personal favorite.

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Getting good pictures was hard since everything was completely white and it was snowing a lot. The weather was much better on Friday, but since I wanted to see the sculptures in their final form, I chose to go on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed my pictures, I’ll check the event out again next year!

 

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