You may remember an article I posted over the winter about Crystal Cabin Fever which is a winter ice display made with over 100 tons of ice! Well the people behind this amazing feat are the talented Ice Carvers over at Sculpted Ice Works. So even if you missed Crystal Cabin Fever this year, you still have the opportunity to see ice in action this year at the Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour. Check out the press release below for more information:
Press Release, LAKEVILLE, PA:
The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvesting Museum will be opening this Memorial Day Weekend in Lakeville, near Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos. Each year Sculpted Ice Works manufactures over 12,000 crystal clear ice carving blocks in their plant, and transforms them into brilliant ice sculptures of all sizes. Mark Crouthamel, master carver and founder of Sculpted Ice Works in 1999, has spent several years developing a factory tour of the ice plant and a museum to capture the history of naturally harvested ice.
Years ago, harvesting lake ice in the region was both a large commercial industry as well as done locally for farms and families. Step back in time to learn how ice was “made” before commercial refrigeration. The museum will showcase ice harvesting tools, uses of ice before refrigeration, and how ice was delivered. Enter into the modern ice plant, and watch how clear ice is manufactured today. Take a glimpse through the windows into the freezer and learn how ice sculptures are made in the Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour.
Opening day for the tour and museum will be Friday, May 25. Summer hours will be Monday- Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM – 4 PM.
Sculpted Ice Works is located in Lakeville, PA on route 590 between Hawley and Hamlin. It is an easy drive from Philadelphia and New York City. More info can be found online at sculptediceworks.com/tour or by calling 570-226-6246.