The Crystal Gallery of Ice is an annual event organized by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and hosted in the Town Square Winter Center, in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Ice carvers from all over the state (and world!) come to compete in our ice carving competition, transforming ice slabs into beautiful works of art.


2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice competition: January 15th – 17th

Come to downtown Anchorage January 15th – 17th in Town Square at the Crystal Gallery of Ice.

Come see ice transformed into whimsical works of art!

WINNERS of The 2016 Crystal Gallery Of Ice

The 2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice was a complete success! We thank everyone involved and congratulate each and every Ice Carver who took the weekend to complete these fantastic sculptures! Town Square has truly been brought to life, and it couldn’t have been complete with everyone’s hard work and efforts!

2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice “1st Place” winner — Carol Lewando & Jennifer Jansma w/ “The Pearl”
Sponsor: The Insurance Center

2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice “2nd Place” winner — Paul Hanis & Patrick Boonstra w/ “Awakening the Courageous Heart”
Sponsor: ConocoPhillips

2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice “3rd Place” winner — Keven Laughlin & Mark Chapin w/ “Measure of a Warrior
Sponsor: Humpy’s

In addition to the carvings above, there were many other fantastic sculptures in Town Square AND throughout Anchorage. Check out Town Square to see them live or view our Flickr photo album below!

2016 Crystal Gallery of Ice

Gallery Walk of Ice Exhibition

The Gallery Walk of Ice sculptures will be back this year at various locations in and outside of the Town Square Winter Center. The sculptures will be on display until they melt! Sculptures and participating businesses for this years Crystal Gallery Walk of Ice include:

  1. Kaladi Brothers
  2. Anchorage Concert Association
  3. TBA Theatre
  4. Snow City Cafe
  5. Alaska Railroad
  6. Visit Anchorage
  7. Lynden
  8. Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-operative

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Crystal Gallery of Ice would not happen without the support from others! Thank You to all who contributed to help make this year’s event happen!

  • Alaska Railroad
  • EasyPark
  • AMCA
  • Lynden Transport
  • MOA Parks and Rec
  • Diamond Parking
  • Alsco
  • Williams Scotsman
  • Anchorage Guesthouse Inn
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302