The square in Vasa is a cool place to be nowadays, as it is covered with 2 times 1,2 meter fresh water ice blocks. They’re untreated yet, but not for long as the 5th International Ice Sculpture Competition is taking place this weekend. With a little help of a chainsaw and a couple of chisels, the ice blocks turn into masterpieces. I heard that competitors from about 10 different countries are participating in this event, and the audience can cast their vote on the most magnificent piece of art on Sunday night. Can't miss that.
The actual competition starts at Friday, which is two days away from now. But there’s no need to worry about the ice melting. The temperature here in Vasa was -17 this morning.