The state’s official snow sculpting competition is moving to Racine. The competition had been held in the Wisconsin Dells, and was known as the Flakeout Festival. It will now be held in downtown Racine as part of the new Big Chill.
Downtown Racine Corporation spokesperson Jean Garbo says the city “jumped at the chance” when approached by the organizers of the competition about moving there. She adds a number of organizers are themselves former competitors and champions in the circuit.
The snow sculpting competition will be held January 13th through the 15th at Racine Monument square and will involve 16 two person teams. The winners will compete in the 2013 national championships in Lake Geneva.
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