Sunday, February 10, 2013

Winter Carnival.

Every year MTU ( Michigan Technological University) has winter carnival.
One of the things that are always done are snow/ice sculptures.
The weather also was perfect for it...
Enough snow had fallen prior to the event, wasn't too cold, but cold enough to keep them from thawing
And the most important weather condition
Two....yes, I said Two days of Sun to enjoy the sculptures.
Hubby as a student of MTU spent Wednesday night there helping to build one of the sculptures
His group NAHB won first place in the All nighter category.

Winter Carnival

This year their theme was Villains and Heroes Find Their Powers in These Frozen Winter Hours.

Phi Kappa Tau took First Place In Fraternity Division
This division had a month to work on their sculptures
" In this snowy Winter Dream, A Super Family Becomes a Team."
The Incredibles

Out of the Sewers and Into the Cold, Ninja Turtles are Brave and Bold

Ursula rules over her shipwreck, Frozen in time here at Michigan Tech."

 NAHB took First Place in the All- nighter category
The started working  Wednesday 4 pm and worked through the night until 8 am Thursday morning
The Might Hammer of Thor Helps to Build the Future More.

Mjolnir: Power of Thor

Our heroes have fallen but they wont be forgotten 

The tree branches around campus were frozen
from the spraying of water
 "Have no fear, Bigfoot is here."

Two powers clash during this winter bash

Batman with all his might is frozen in the Houghton night

Delta Sigma Phi
"Transformers Change Shape in a Snowy Landscape"

Theta Chi Epsilon
Watch the peril and doom as Gru and his minions shrink down the moon.

These are only a few of the pictures I took and also only a few of the sculptures.
To see more head over to Michigan Tech's Photostream on Flickr

It was a wonderful day, people of all ages were out and about.

Many events were taking place 
broom ball

Down hill skiing at Mount Ripley

Ϡ₡✻   Marlys

`*.¸.*✻✿*.¸.* Enjoy your day....`*.¸.*✻✿*.¸.*

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  1. Marlys, you definitely had two beautiful days for this event. The sculptures remind me of the ones you can see in Ottawa during Winterlude. You have to love those hardy souls who go out in the cold to create such things!

    Congratulation to your husband and his team for their win and thanks for bringing these icy sculptures to "Sunlit Sunday".


    1. It amazes me each year what they do and how they come up with sculptures to fit the theme.

  2. Looks like a fun festival! The sculptures remind me of the one I've seen at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. I really like the ice chain. That would be hard to make. Congrats to your husband's team for winning the all nighter!

  3. Oh what fun! My little grandson would love the Batman and truck. I can't imagine the time it takes to create these.

    1. Some of them took a long time, especially the bigger sculptures.

  4. What a fun event! I'm amazed at some of those sculptures, particularly the chain ones. Lots of talent there.

    1. There is a lot of talent, and I didn't realize what goes in to making them until this year when hubby was there helping.

  5. Looks like a fun festival. I have little snow in my town. Your festival reminds me of the snow festival in Hokkaido;Northern Japan island.
    Have a good day!

    I am vising through Sunlit Sunday.
    Green tomato

    1. Thanks for visiting.. We get lots of snow up here :)

  6. I really enjoyed seeing all the sculptures! That looks like a lot of work! I get pooped just making a snowman for Mary when it snows. lol

    1. There is a lot of work making these and I know what you mean Elena ~ I am the same way. I can't even get a snowman done without being tired.