Welcome Ice Carvers

Welcome to the new National Ice Carving Association website. We are still setting up sections of this site, so if you encounter a broken link or other error, please email our Website Chairman, George Niemoeller, at gln1@zips.uakron.edu so that he can repair it

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.

Ice Carvers

Network with your fellow carvers!  We have templates, educational resources, and more to help you and the industry improve.  Don’t forget to look at becoming a Certified Ice Carver.To view our entire membership directory please follow this link: Membership Directory.


Looking for an ice sculptor in your area for your special event? Need an Ice Carving? To see if there’s a NICA Business or Associate Member that can help you please follow this link:  Find a Sculptor.


Each year NICA hosts competitions across North America.  We are entertainers in this form and invite the public to come watch.  Many of our members also work with or host Winter Festivals.  See All Events: Event Calander


CaterSource Report and Our New Website

Today we have 2 items for you! Last week Chad Hartson, Jess Parrish, and George Niemoeller were at Catersource to promote NICA and our members, and the second item is that the website George Niemoeller has been working on is now live and the new www.nica.org! Catersource was a great experience for the National Ice …

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team round

2014 Collegiate Nationals

Strong winds and negative temperatures did not stop the best college carvers in the nation for creating incredible sculptures of 3 days at Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  This year only 9 teams from 5 schools made it, Grand Rapids, Henry Ford, Oakland, Macomb, and Akron.  Sadly AI of Michigan and Mexico did not make …

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