Ice sculpture for the Metrocentre’s big Christmas light switch on

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As winter draws in, we have been busy in the freezer and for our first ice sculpture of the season we were asked to make a big ‘30’ to celebrate the anniversary of the Metrocentre in Gateshead.

Chelsea posing with the ice sculpture

Chelsea posing with the ice sculpture

I carved the numbers in the workshop but they had a special request, to cast a jewel in the ice so that the person who guessed when it would melt out would win £1000 worth of jewellery!

some visitors checking out the ice sculpture

some visitors checking out the ice sculpture

We wrapped them up and headed up to Gateshead bright and early picking up James on the way to help with the heavy lifting! We arrived at 8am to get the sculpture in place with some help from Chelsea and the team at the Metrocentre and we even saw Santa on his train!

Santa's train passing by

Santa’s train passing by

After the moving the ice, we headed for breakfast and had a look round Santa’s grotto and met some elves. We did a little extra carving on site and then headed back as the centre as it started to get busy as they got ready for lights switch on.

a view through the ice

a view through the ice

Thanks to all the friendly staff at the Metrocentre and well done to the lucky person who guessed that the jewel would fall out at 3am!

detail of the ice carving

detail of the ice carving

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