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.



Professional and Masters Events: Membership Required

The National Ice Carving Association 1st rule of competing in events = Membership, at any level based upon your status. If you have earned 5+ NICA medals you are eligible for professional level events and at that stage you are required to be a member, in good standing. New carvers are encouraged to join us at local, …

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2015 NICA Tour of Champions

Now free to apply, the 2015 NICA Tour of Champions recognizes those carvers whom carve at sanctioned events numerous times per year. Please click on the link for a printable application! Lets see who’s name gets engraved on the Tour Trophy in 2015!   2015 Tour Of Champions Sign Up Form

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