Welcome to the National Ice Carving Association

The National Ice Carving Association (NICA) is a global organization based in the United States that is devoted to promoting the art of ice sculpture or ice carving, networking carvers, education, business and competition across the country and around the world. With nearly 400 members, NICA sanctions and organizes ice carving competitions around the world. Providing standardized guidelines for judging, learning seminars and certifying carvers, NICA has given the art focus and direction. Continually reaching for the highest standards, NICA carvers have become some of the best in the world.


Photography by Roger Mastroianni

Miracle on Ice

By Jordan Rane, American Way, http://hub.aa.com/en/aw/kenneth-diederich-ice-carver-nica KENNETH DIEDERICH has a cool job. So cool, in fact, that you might want to bundle up before reading about it. What do you get when you stick a giant block of ice in front of an artist in a parka armed with a chainsaw, chisels, grinders, a blowtorch and …

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NICA Nationals Grand Master Champion Named 2014 Tour Champion

It is with great honor to announce the 2014 Tour Champion. The 2014 NICA Tour Champion is Greg Butauski This is a dual win for Greg as he is also our 2014 NICA National Grand Master Champion! Congratulations Greg and all the other competitors on a great 2013 – 2014 carving season. 1st Place Greg …

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