Five carving experts rose to the occasion and competed in the Rosen Plaza’s second annual Iced Out event — an ice sculpture-carving competition.
ORLANDO For an hour, guests sitting poolside at the Rosen Plaza hotel watched as blocks of ice were transformed into angels, snowmen and more — right in front of their eyes. It was all part of the hotel’s second annual Iced Out event on Saturday, Dec. 16. The ice-carving competition featured five participants, including hotel staff, chefs and local carving artisans. Each was given a large block of ice to chisel, saw and whittle into a creation of his choice. From chainsaws and hand chisels to dry ice, water, power tools and more, the experts used a multitude of tools to carve sculptures that would wow guests. In the end, a snowman sculpture by Rosen Centre Executive Sous Chef Tony Novoa won the competition.