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Guy Fawkes provided by St Peter’s School
Spongebob provided by City Cruises York
The Grand Safe provided by The Grand York
Miss Fritter provided by York Park & Ride
Breaking Ground provided by Palace Capital
Porg provided by the York BID
Ice Wall with Prizes provided by Judges Lodging
Harry Potter provided by Middletons Hotel
Hedwig provided by Middletons Hotel
Jawa provided by York BID
Cannon provided by York Army Museum
Sonic provided by Coppergate Centre
Gruffalo provided by Eboracum Security
Totoro provided by Spark:York
Ewok provided by York BID
Book provided by Hungate York Regeneration
Phoenix provided by Doubletree by Hilton
Crystal Fox provided by York BID
Grotesque provided by York Minster
Rocket provided by National Railway Museum
Repotted provided by The Botanist
Dumbo provided by Kennedys
Squirtle provided by Turtle Bay
Gingerbread Man provided by Bettys
Unicorn provided by Shepherd Group
Aslan provided by the William Birch
Luna’s Spectrespecs provided by Viewpoint
Viking Helmet provided by Little Vikings
Dragon Luge provided by Cut and Craft
White Beauty Rose provided by the Lucia Bar
Pocket Watch provided by the Bradley’s Jewellers
Sword In The Stone provided by Ancestral Name
Azume Selfie provided by LNER
Grouch provided by Forge Recycling
Curtains Up provided by The Grand Opera House
Sunflowers provided by the St Leonard’s Hospice
Pillories provided by The York Dungeon
Carving Wall provided by York Ice Trail
Live Carving provided by York Ice Trail
The York Ice Trail 2020 is here, with fantastical and fictional favourites to find!
Returning for not one, but TWO days this year, York Ice Trail 2020 will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February between 10am-5pm each day.
Last year 17,000 residents and visitors took part with footfall in the city centre up 41%.
The theme for 2020 is Fantastical Fiction and Fairy Tales, featuring sculptures of famous magical characters from books, films and cartoons as well as icy renditions of unicorns and magic mirrors.
The event is organised by Make It York and sponsored by York BID, which has a series of Star Wars sculptures dotted around the city – can you spot the Ewok on Walmgate or a Porg on Micklegate?
40 to spot
A total of 40 icy artworks are on this year’s trail. Some are interactive, and others offer particular photo opportunities. And the interactive carving wall on Parliament Street allows everyone to have a go at creating their own ice sculptures.
The historic grounds of Middletons Hotel will be transformed into a world of Witchcraft and Wizardry with three ice sculptures, including one of Shambles’ favourite Harry Potter.
You can also meet real owls and shire horses, and warm up with a hot chocolate around the fire pit.
Andrew Lowson, executive director of The York BID, said: “We’re delighted to support the York Ice Trail again this year.
“It’s an event that drives footfall all over the city and is always a popular event at a traditionally quiet time of year.”
Head of marketing and communications at Visit York Paul Whiting said:
The 2020 event is set to be the best yet.
We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to explore this Only In York experience and unveiling all of this year’s designs, though we can say that our sculpture proves that magic mirrors are not just for wicked queens!
What a privilege it is to have the entire city of York as a gallery for our frozen works of art.”
Want a paper map rather than our digital one? Then download it here, or pick one up at Visit York on Museum Street.
Follow #YorkIceTrail20 on social media for inspiration and share your ice sculpture pictures, and why not tag YorkMix in them too? We’d love to see them!