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Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, took a chainsaw to the block of ice he worked on.

BLACK TIE: Iced Out at Rosen Plaza

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, took a chainsaw to the block of ice he worked on.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, began by roughly carving an outline of a snowman.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, began by roughly carving an outline of a snowman.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, sent ice flying as he shaved pieces away from the snowman outline.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, sent ice flying as he shaved pieces away from the snowman outline.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, used a chainsaw to cut away the rough edges of his creation.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, used a chainsaw to cut away the rough edges of his creation.

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Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a chainsaw to start his creation off right.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a chainsaw to start his creation off right.

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz was all smiles as he worked on his carving.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz was all smiles as he worked on his carving.

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Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, shaved bits of ice away from the block.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, shaved bits of ice away from the block.

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz wore goggles as he chipped away at the ice.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz wore goggles as he chipped away at the ice.

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Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a flat chiseling tool for chipping away smaller ice shards.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a flat chiseling tool for chipping away smaller ice shards.

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Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, skillfully used his chainsaw to cut into the ice.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, skillfully used his chainsaw to cut into the ice.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, used a sheet of metal to even out a piece of ice.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, used a sheet of metal to even out a piece of ice.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, chipped away at his snowman’s hat.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, chipped away at his snowman’s hat.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, steadied the ice block he had attached to another.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, steadied the ice block he had attached to another.

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz used dry ice in his performance.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz used dry ice in his performance.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, sliced into the ice to shape what would become an angel.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, sliced into the ice to shape what would become an angel.

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Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, concentrated on carving the right pieces of ice.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, concentrated on carving the right pieces of ice.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, used a chainsaw to roughly shape his angel sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, used a chainsaw to roughly shape his angel sculpture.

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz got on the same level as his sculpture as he worked.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz got on the same level as his sculpture as he worked.

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz sent ice shards flying as he smoothed his creation.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz sent ice shards flying as he smoothed his creation.

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Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, carefully hand-chiseled the delicate details on his sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, carefully hand-chiseled the delicate details on his sculpture.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, worked quickly and nimbly on his snowman.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, worked quickly and nimbly on his snowman.

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Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a cone-shaped power tool to chisel the ice more smoothly.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Ricky Lopez, executive sous chef at the Rosen Plaza, used a cone-shaped power tool to chisel the ice more smoothly.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, carefully packed ice back onto his sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, carefully packed ice back onto his sculpture.

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Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, added more details to his angel.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Virgilio Medina, a cook at Rosen Shingle Creek, added more details to his angel.

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Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, hand-chiseled many of the details on his bird sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, hand-chiseled many of the details on his bird sculpture.

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

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Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz hugged his sculpture — a fish wrapped around coral.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Lazaro Ninu of Nice Work by Laz hugged his sculpture — a fish wrapped around coral.

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This bird sculpture was the handiwork of Rosen Plaza Warehouse Manager Howard Noble.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

This bird sculpture was the handiwork of Rosen Plaza Warehouse Manager Howard Noble.

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Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, smiles proudly in the background beside his bird carving.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Howard Noble, warehouse manager at the Rosen Plaza, smiles proudly in the background beside his bird carving.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, high-fived his snowman sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, high-fived his snowman sculpture.

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This carving of a fish and a piece of coral is the handiwork of Lazaro Ninu, of Nice Work by Laz.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

This carving of a fish and a piece of coral is the handiwork of Lazaro Ninu, of Nice Work by Laz.

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Frosty the Snowman high-fives the snowman sculpture.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Frosty the Snowman high-fives the snowman sculpture.

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Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, shakes his snowman sculpture’s hand as Frosty the Snowman waves.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Tony Novoa, executive sous chef at the Rosen Centre, shakes his snowman sculpture’s hand as Frosty the Snowman waves.

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A mishap with this mermaid sculpture’s tail falling off near the end of the competition didn’t deter from the awe-striking detail.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

A mishap with this mermaid sculpture’s tail falling off near the end of the competition didn’t deter from the awe-striking detail.

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Guests were awestruck at the different creations.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 |

Guests were awestruck at the different creations.

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