MEDINA, Ohio - Final details are being completed for the annual Medina Ice Festival, a four-day event that runs Feb. 15-18.
The annual ice event will spotlight more than 60 ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses. There will be a speed carving competition on Friday, a team carving competition on Saturday and an individual carving competition on Sunday.
All works of ice art will be on display as they are created. They will remain on display throughout the festival. The popular Fire and Ice Tower will be lit Friday at 6 p.m. Some 4,800 pounds of ice will be stacked high and then filled with wood and lit on fire.
The Tower will stand until it melts.
There is a warming tent where a rare albino alligator from Gatorland of Florida will be on display. There will also be a live steel drum band and movies.
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