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Wheaton celebrates Ice (Cubed) Festival

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  • Zach, 5, right and Alex, Wozniak, 3, of Joliet get a closer look at an ice sculpture Saturday during the Ice (Cubed) Festival in downtown Wheaton.

      Zach, 5, right and Alex, Wozniak, 3, of Joliet get a closer look at an ice sculpture Saturday during the Ice (Cubed) Festival in downtown Wheaton.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Bringas of Chicago Ice Works carves a dragon Saturday during the Ice (Cubed) Festival in downtown Wheaton. He said this sculpture should take him about an hour and a half to complete. Bringas has been carving ice for more than 25 years.

      Jim Bringas of Chicago Ice Works carves a dragon Saturday during the Ice (Cubed) Festival in downtown Wheaton. He said this sculpture should take him about an hour and a half to complete. Bringas has been carving ice for more than 25 years.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
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Weather's a funny thing, isn't it?

Last weekend, it was so warm that organizers of Wheaton's fourth annual Ice (Cubed) Fest decided to delay things for a week because no one wanted to see the intricately carved ice sculptures melting before their eyes.

On Saturday, temperatures were a little more winterlike and so the fest, sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association, could take center stage with more than two dozen ice sculptures on display. Most of the works were crafted by Chicago Ice Works and on exhibit in front of the businesses that commissioned their creation.

Carvers also demonstrated their craft in the Martin Memorial Plaza at Front and Main streets.

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