Ice World, one of Asia’s biggest indoor ice
events, is returning to the Venetian Macau for the second time.
Ice World 2012 will be held from 19 May until 16 September 2012 at
CotaiExpo Hall F.
Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office
(MGTO), the 18,000-square-foot indoor ice hall will be kept at a
chilly minus 8 degrees Celsius, and will be divided into ten zones
featuring ice sculptures.
This year’s exhibits include
a wide range of new themed areas and sculptures: some
of Macau’s signature icons, such as the lotus flower, pandas,
Macau Grand Prix and Macau heritage sites. Other exhibits include
a Fairy Tale Forest, featuring a pumpkin carriage with the
backdrop of a frozen waterfall and lake; famous international
landmarks; Russian Magic Maze; Asia Delights; an ice labyrinth;
the fun Double Dragon Slide; and a musical hall and gallery,
featuring an iced piano, guitar, pipe organ and drum set.
“It’s our pleasure to co-organise Ice World with
The Venetian Macau again this year and we are very proud to bring
such a unique exhibition to Macau for the second straight year,”
said Bai Wei, General Manager of Heilongjiang Provincial Ice and
Snow Art Development Co. Ltd. “Our Harbin craftsmen are among the
finest ice carvers in the world. The Ministry of Commerce and the
Department of Cultural Industry of the Ministry of Culture have
selected the Heilongjiang Ice Sculptures as one of China’s
Outstanding Cultural Exports and Items. This spectacular ice
exhibition will be an amazing, entertaining and interactive event
for all visitors and will let them walk away with an unforgettable
Gene Capuano, Vice President of Convention &
Exhibition Operations, Venetian Macau Ltd, said, “About 230,000 people
visited last year, averaging about 1,600 visitors per day. To meet
popular demand, we extended the exhibition period for an
additional month to allow more people to come and see the
fantastic display of ice sculptures, and to cool off during the
hot Macau summer. With completely new attractions this year, we
know that both residents and tourists alike will enjoy the
spectacular universal appeal of this unique showcase of
Ice World 2012 will be open to the public from
12 noon to 8 pm daily, with a general admission price of MOP 100.
Hooded coats are provided for warmth and comfort, but visitors are
encouraged to dress for the cold, which includes wearing
closed-toe shoes and long pants. Socks, gloves and hats may be
purchased on site, and limited numbers and sizes of boots will be
available for rent as well.
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