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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculptures and Snow Maze

February 5, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM CST

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One event on January 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 30, 2022 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 31, 2022 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 1, 2022 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 3, 2022 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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Stop by often during the first weekend (January 29-30) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished by the afternoon of Sunday, January 30. Finished sculptures are lit after dark and remain on display for the duration of Vulcan Snow Park—or until they collapse. (Sculptures are knocked down if they’re growing dangerously unstable, or may collapse on their own, so plan to visit them early!)

Sculptures on Display
​Exhibition sculpture – A team of professional snow artists create a giant sculpture in the weeks leading up to Vulcan Snow Park. Work may continue during the opening weekend. Whatever the subject matter, the resulting sculpture is always enormous and spectacular.
Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries – Starting from an 8′ x 8′ x 8′ block of compacted snow, each sculpture is created over the opening weekend by a three-person team using only hand tools.
Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest entries – These smaller sculptures start from 4′ x 4′ x 6′ blocks of compacted snow and are created in just eight hours on the first Saturday by up to three team members using only hand tools.
Other sculptures – You may also see other sculptures around Vulcan Snow Park, such as those created by students from the Metro Deaf School.

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • 8 am to 9 pm – State Competition sculptures get started

Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • 8 am to 9 pm – State Competition sculptures progress
  • 8 am to 4 pm – Small-Block Contest sculptures created (start to finish)
  • 4:30 pm – Small-Block Contest winners announced
  • 4:30 pm to 9 pm – Small-Block Contest finished sculptures on display

Sunday, January 30, 2022

  • 8 am to 9 pm – Small-Block ​Contest finished sculptures on display
  • 8 am to 9 pm – State Competition sculptures progress
  • 10 am to 12:30 pm – State Competition People’s Choice Award voting (vote for your favorite competition sculpture!)
  • 12 pm to 9 pm – State Competition finished sculptures on display
  • 1 pm – State Competition winners announced

Monday, January 31 – Sunday, February 6, 2022

  • 9 am to 9 pm – Finished sculptures on display (or until they collapse)


February 5, 2022
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Saint Paul Winter Carnival
(651) 223-7400
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Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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