The York Ice Trail is back!
On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March ice sculptures designed and sponsored by local businesses will line the city streets and transport visitors with this year’s theme Around the World.
The Make It York event had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic. This year’s event was set to take place in February – but it has been moved to March due to the rising Covid cases.
And for the first time this year – YorkMix Radio will have their very own sculpture!
Find the station’s Bug Count Cash Giveaway sculpture on Parliament Street and you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000.
Simply guess how many Mix bugs are hiding in the ice sculpture and enter via the YorkMix Radio app.
Correct guesses will then be put into a draw, with the winner announced on YorkMix Radio at 9am on Monday 7th March. So get your best guessing head on!
Magical ice sculptures
Visitors can go travelling Around the World with this year’s sculptures to destinations both real and fictional.
See the Park & Ride bus at Parliament Street from main sponsor First York, or why not pop over to the Bettys Express Train on Davygate!
The grounds at Middletons Hotel will be transformed into a wonderland, with four magical ice sculptures and plenty of photo opportunities with Mad Hatter themed props.
The York BID also have seven Disney-inspired sculptures – one for every continent in the world, and famous York landmarks will be carved into ice across Exhibition Square for ‘The York Skyline’ from City of York Council.
And so much more!
Ice sculpture creators Ice Box will also be on hand in St Sampson’s Square to demonstrate some live carving, and there’ll be an opportunity to have a go at ice carving yourself on the graffiti wall.
Councillor Keith Aspden, Leader of the Council, said: “York Ice Trail was, I’m sure, missed by many last year, so it’s excellent to see the much-loved event return once again in March for residents, families and visitors to enjoy safely.
“Our city is well known and loved for its vibrant businesses, so many of whom have joined the festivities this year, with an impressive 40 sculptures set to bring some extra magic to the city.”
For more information and updates visit the Visit York website.
All the ice sculptures
Around the World, Blake Street – provided by Make It York
The York Skyline, Exhibition Square – Provided by City of York Council
The Queen of Hearts, Lendal – Provided by The Judge’s Lodging
Oceania: Bruce (Nemo), Wellington Row – Provided by York BID
May I Take Your Luggage?, Station Rise – Provided by The Grand, York
Anniversary Oak – Celebrating 70 Years, Station Road – Provided by North York Moors National Park
Leap of Faith by Gudelia Li, Hudson Quarter – Provided by Palace Capital
South America: Kevin (UP), Micklegate – Provided by York BID
The Executioner’s Block, Middletons – Provided by Middletons Hotel
Cheshire Cat, Middletons – Provided by York Gin
The White Rabbit, Middletons – Provided by Middletons Hotel
Mad Hatters Tea Party, Middletons – Provided by Middletons Hotel
Take the Helm, Captain!, Kings Staith – Provided by City Cruises
Penguin on Parade, Tower Street – Provided by York Army Museum
Africa: Simba (Lion King), Castlegate – Provided by York BID
Wanted: Dick Turpin, Spurriergate – Provided by York Dungeons
Big Ben Strikes Ate O’Clock, High Ousegate – Provided by Ate O’Clock
The Vikings, Coppergate Centre – Provided by Coppergate Centre
The Melting Earth, Piccadilly – Provided by Spark: York
Antartica: Olaf (Frozen), Fossgate – Provided by York BID
Europe: Remi (Ratatouille), The Shambles – Provided by York BID
North America: Pepita (Coco), Goodramgate – Provided by York BID
Fabergé’s Trans-Siberian Railway Egg, High Petergate – Provided by National Railway Museum
Eco Rocks Diamon by Kay Bradley, Low Petergate – Provided by Bradleys Jewellers
Waitress, Grape Lane – Provided by Lucia Bar
Atlas the Turtle, Little Stonegate – Provided by Turtle Bay
The Bettys Express Train, Davygate – Provided by Bettys
Heavenly Delight, St Helens Square – Provided by Heavenly Desserts
The Plane, St Helens Square – Provided by The Ivy
Asia: Sisu (Raya and the Last Dragon), Coney Street – Provided by York BID
The Astronaut, Davygate – Provided by Shephard Group
Space Shuttle, Feasegate – Provided by Viewpoint
Live Carving, St Sampson’s Square – Provided by York Ice Trail
Cow Print, St Sampson’s Square – Provided by Cut and Craft
Rugby League World Cup Trophy, Parliament Street – Celebrating York as a host city
Norris the Knight, Parliament Street – Provided by York Knights
Flying Carpet in the Market, Shambles Market – Provided by Shambles Market
Bug Count Cash Giveaway, Parliament Street – Provided by York Mix
Wizard Golf Challenge, Parliament Street – Provided by Hole in the Wand
Graffiti Wall, Parliament Street – Provided by York Ice Trail
First York Park & Ride, Parliament Street – Provided by First York