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It took more than 8,000 pounds of ice and an entire sleepless night for these Butte artists to create an ice sculpture in front of the Butte Plaza Mall.

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The Gransberys will be joining Outlaw Partners, publisher of Explore Big Sky, at the 2022 inaugural Winter Fest for a free ice carving demonstration outside of the Wilson Hotel in Town Center Plaza on Friday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. There, he will demonstrate his techniques and answer questions from passersby.


An interactive ice carving done by Butte's Absolute Zero Ice Design will be carved from 12-5 at the High Altitude Skate Center.  Come see this year's creation come to life and enjoy the ice carving for weeks after.

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According to Absolute Zero Ice Design , who is helping host the event along with Mainstreet Uptown Butte, there are 25 sponsors and locations that will be a part of Saturday's activities.

Don’t miss the Ice Carving Demo with Absolute Zero Ice Designs from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

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...and on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Missoula, Glacier Ice Rink is hosting an outdoor skating event. This features the lighting of a giant ice sculpted Menorah carved by Corey Gransbery of Absolute Zero Ice Design sponsored by Chabad of Missoula.

Denizens: Butte's Corey Gransbery starts ice carving business, organizes competitions


At Saturday’s competition, Corey Gransbery’s “Frozen Chicken” won first place, Frank Hall’s “Evel Knievel” won second and Brian McKinney’s “Tatonka” won third.


Yeti Stroll Christmas in the Mountains 1st place Corey and Lisa Gransbery

Yeti Stroll 2020 Ice Sculpture Winners:

1ST PLACE "Loch Ennis Monster" by Absolute Zero Ice Design (Sponsored by Willie's Distillery)

360 Time Lapse of Corey Gransbery Ice Sculpting a Lion

To experience the VR effect of this video on your PC you can click and drag around with your mouse. On your mobile device you can maximize the video and move your device around or use your finger to explore.

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Ice-sculpture destruction leads to positive message

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Butte prepares for annual ice carving contest this weekend

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Carvers turn out to make ice into art at Bozeman contest


Butte resident Corey Gransbery meticulously carves an owl sitting on a tree during the second annual Sweet Pea Ice Sculpture Competition on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Bozeman Public Library. Gransbery's company, Absolute Zero Ice Design, carves custom ice sculptures for events around the state. Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Standard artist wins grand prize in ice sculpting

Corey Gransbery's ice sculptures of an ice fisherman catching a big fish won the grand prize and traveling trophy at the eighth annual Ice Carving Contest Saturday in Butte.

Ice sculpture winners announced; nearly 50 sculptures decorate Uptown Butte

Best Decorated Sculpture — “Superman in Fortress of Solitude” by Corey Gransbery

Spirit Of Christmas Stroll — In addition, ice carving guru Corey Gransbery will be in Lions Club Park the morning of December 8 to provide some instruction on ice carving.

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