York’s coolest event returns — as the York Ice Trail is back.
This year the theme is ‘A Journey Through Time’. Time travel to prehistoric ages, walk through history and step into the future with the 36 ice sculptures that will line the streets of York.
Organised by Make It York, with main sponsors York Park & Ride, the hugely popular free event returns on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February.
The grounds of Middletons Hotel will be transformed into a mystical world of mythology and the National Railway Museum will be celebrating the centenary of the Flying Scotsman with their interactive sculpture.
Learn more about York’s history with York BID’s six sculptures, all inspired by York’s fascinating historical figures, or for those wanting to go back to the future, don’t miss Ate O’Clock’s DeLorean inspired sculpture. And much more!
Plus, there’s a chance to win some cash with YorkMix Radio’s Casha-saurus T-Rex, who can be found on Parliament Street across the weekend.
UK and Europe’s leading ice specialists, Icebox will design and create all the sculptures for the 2023 trail for the second year.
Sarah Loftus, managing director at Make It York, said: “York Ice Trail 2023 will spark imaginations, transporting visitors across time and dimension from sculpture to sculpture.
“Our ice partners at Icebox have done a phenomenal job at bringing the ideas to life and we can’t wait to see all 36 sculptures line the streets of York in February.”
For more information and updates visit the Visit York website.
All the sculptures
A Journey Through Time, Parliament Street – Provided by Make It York
Growing The Future, Parliament Street – Provided by Dalby Forest
Cash-asaurus T-Rex, Parliament Street – Provided by YorkMix Radio
York to London Skyline, Parliament Street – Provided by Grand Central
YO1 Mic, Parliament Street – Provided by YO1 Radio
ATEY ATE Miles Per Hour, High Ousegate – Provided by Ate O’Clock
121 years of making magic, Spurriergate – Provided by Grand Opera House York
Every Moment Matters, North Street – Provided by Park Inn
Where ever I lay my hat…. , Station Rise – Provided by The Grand, York
100 years of LNER, Station Road – Provided by LNER
York Quest App: The Roman, Micklegate – Provided by York BID
The Enchanted Unicorn, Middletons – Provided by Hole In Wand
Ginny the Dragon, Middletons – Provided by York Gin
20,000 Leagues Under the Ouse, Middletons – Provided by City Cruises
The Monstrous Chimera, Middletons – Provided by Middletons
York Quest App: The Butcher, Kings Staith – Provided by York BID
Coppergate Viking, Coppergate Centre – Provided by Coppergate Centre
E.T. COMES HOME, Piccadilly – Provided by Spark: York
York Quest App: Dick Turpin, Walmgate – Provided by York BID
Adventure Is Out There, The Stonebow – Provided by Hiscox
York’s Chocolate Story Clock, Kings Square – Provided by York’s Chocolate Story
Erupted Volcano, Grape Lane – Provided by Lucia Bar
The York Rose Diamond by Kay Bradley, Low Petergate – Provided by Bradley’s Jewellers, York
Minus 200 Degrees Coffee, Low Petergate – Provided by 200 Degrees Coffee
York Quest App: Anne Lister, Goodramgate – Provided by York BID
Gothic Grotesque, Minster Piazza – Provided by York Minster
Celebrating 100 years of Flying Scotsman, High Petergate – Provided by National Railway Museum
York Quest App: Guy Fawkes, Gillygate – Provided by York BID
The Pearly Cow, Clifton – Provided by No.1 Guesthouse
Layers of Time, Exhibition Sq – St Leonard’s Place – Provided by North York Moors National Park
York Quest App: Wally Herbert, Museum Street – Provided by York BID
Ryedale Roman Hoard, Museum Gardens – Provided by Yorkshire Museums Trust
Greek Minotaur, Lendal – Provided by The Judge’s Lodging
Busloads to love! St Helen’s Square – Provided by York Park & Ride
The Bettys Express Train, Davygate – Provided by Bettys
Fire Breathing Dinosaur, St Sampson’s Square – Provided by Cut and Craft
Live Carving, St Sampson’s Square – Provided by York Ice Trail