Nov 15

NICA Standard Sanctioning Guide


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NICA standard sanctioning provides a venue with many benefits including :

Two Manuals:

  • A Winter Festival Manual outlining how to put on a successful festival using ice sculptures at your event.

          • A CD full of high quality promotional ice carving photos you can use to help promote, sell and advertise your event.
          • Valuable information on how to use ice sculptures throughout your festival
          • How to sell ice sculptures to sponsors
          • Building plans for ice carving display stands
  • NICA Competition manual
      • Including:
          • A CD full of NICA logo’s, ice carving facts, competition applications and liability waivers.
          • Check lists on setting up for your competition
          • Building plans for ice carving display pedestals
          • NICA competition medals and ribbons


  • Advertising to Carvers –Your venue will be added to NICA’s Tour of Champions competition circuit calendar, advertised to carvers through our online and printed newsletters and promoted on our website, one of the most visited ice carving websites on the web.
  • Registration – NICA will handle all carver registration and assist the promoter in lodging and meal scheduling.
  • Rules and Guidelines – NICA has been helping to set the standard at competitions for the past 20 years. Our competitions are governed by proven and understood international guidelines and rules. Our judging staff will start and stop the competition, enforce rules and safety, make judgments on any issues that may come up during the competition.
  • Judging –All NICA competitions are judged by NICA qualified and certified judges. Our judges are trained and experienced with ice sculpting. Many of them still compete on the circuit today.
  • Included on NICA Tour of Champions Circuit: By sanctioning your event with NICA your competition becomes part of the Tour of Champions competition circuit. We have created this to tie our circuit together and promote more carver participation at competitions. Carvers are eligible for additional prizes on the Tour if they compete in multiple competitions on the NICA circuit. NICA will send you promotional materials for the Tour that you are required to display at check-in and at the carving site.
  • Support & Consultation – We are here to help. We want your event to be as successful as

possible. Count on our 20+ years and sanctioning of over 500 competitions to answer any questions or concerns you may have with your event.

Contact Ken Diederich, Executive Director for More Details – ken@nica.org or 740.260.3831

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