A custom drink luge is a great and fun addition to any event, so we thought we’d share a little about what makes a good luge design. Some melting will occur as liquid is poured through the ice, so its important that the pieces are thick enough to make the luge last the entire event. Whatever the theme is for your next event, remember the stronger the luge, the longer the party!
Here are a few recent customer ideas that worked well as luges…
Check out Creative Ice’s reproduction of the Baja1000 Racecourse, complete with start and finish flags, of course! Outlined on a 7 ft. sculpture of the Baja peninsula, the display included 90 holes to hold individual servings of chilled soup. The course was topped with a carving of a Baja Racer, highlighted by LED headlamps and a dish for ceviche carved into the car’s roof!
Old Mother Nature is lending a hand and providing some true wintery weather for us right now. Many are probably feeling terribly inconvenienced but we’d like to offer a nod of the hat at the ice and snow we deal with every day at the ‘office’.
Will we see you there? We sure hope so! This fantastic winter festival at Lake Chelan runs the first two weekends of January and promises great food, great fun and great people! The Seattle Times figures it is the perfect excuse to escape the city and we have to agree…
“Itching to get out of the city? Plan now to unwind after the holidays. If you’ve only ever been to Lake Chelan for summer swimming when the place is hot and hopping, here’s an occasion to see the wintry side (with some Arctic-oriented activities).
“Why leave town: Because as nice at it is to sip eggnog in an overheated house with visiting relatives from Ohio, everybody needs to decompress
“What’s going on: Lake Chelan Winterfest
“When and where: The first two weekends of January (with the most activities Jan. 13-15), in and around the town of Chelan and its 55-mile-long lake (third-deepest in the United States). Also in the neighborhood: wineries of the Lake Chelan AVA, the state’s newest American Viticultural Area (think mulled wine).
“What’s special: Ice sculptures by international artists (carving 2 tons of ice), lots of live music, wine walks, an ice lounge, wagon rides, a Soupfest, the Fire and Ice Parade, a polar-bear swim, giant bonfire on the beach and fireworks.
“What to expect: Views of snow-capped buttes and frosty orchards. Breaks for skiing or tubing at nearby Echo Valley ski area (www.echovalley.org).“
We will be there per-usual sculpting away, just keep an eye out for Steve sporting his famous (or infamous!) fur hat straight from Alaska… watch the video below – can you spot us carving ice throughout?
International Master Ice Sculptor Steve Cox brings over 20 years of experience to every handcrafted sculpture. Together with his son Justin they create an average of 15-20 sculptures each week. By blending new technology and hand-craftsmanship, Creative Ice can create the perfect centerpiece for your event!