Chinook Days holds ice sculpture contest

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Matthews Opera House held its Second Annual Snow Sculpture Contest as part of the Chinook Days celebration.

It was an opportunity for the community to mix history, science and creativity.

Last year, participants created dog and Baby Yoda sculptures. This year there was a mix of animals, graduation caps, and even an Egyptian sphynx.

Although the day was a hit, the warm weather had been a concern.

“We went out on Wednesday night, and we drove all the way into the canyon to find some snow,” said community engagement manager, Kyler Flock. “And so that has actually been the biggest challenge, just finding the snow this year. But we went out there, we got it done, we boxed them up, so now we’re good to go.”

The Chinook Days Festival will wrap up this weekend. Saturday events will begin around 2 p.m. with live music and winter games. The evening will end with a community bonfire at Lookout Amphitheater around 5:30 p.m.

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