Although it began to warm up over the weekend, it wasn’t hot enough to melt the ice sculptures that Peter Slavin and Don Harrison carved at Laurel Hill Gardens to the enjoyment of more than 300 Hillers.
The ice sculpting event, which was free and open to the public, was hosted by the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District on Sunday, March 9, at Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Avenue.
The BID invited world-famous ice sculptor and Mt. Airy resident Slavin, co-owner of Fear No Ice, and one his company’s sculptors, Harrison, whose work “Shiva” stood on Martin Luther King Drive, to create two sculptures based on Disney’s animated film “Frozen.”
Furnished with s’mores and hot chocolate, families watched as Slavin and Harrison carved an ice throne and a profile of Queen Elsa, one of the characters in “Frozen.”
Afterwards, both adults and children posed for pictures as they sat on the throne and stood next to not only the icy version of Queen Elsa, but also an actress portraying her in costume, who was delighted to be there, even this close to spring.