Feb 12-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: February: Feb 12-05
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Photos by Carl Schroeder
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Photos by Carl Schroeder

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 06:24 am:

This year's Winter Carnival theme is entitled, "A Frozen Commotion from the Depths of the Ocean" The commotion of the past month of statue building has come to an end, but there's still a clamoring of folks in and around the icy art, trying to get an eyeful and perhaps a picture or two. MTU student, Carl Schroeder does the snapping duty today, giving us a chance to view a few of the statues from the warmth and comforts of home. (Thanks, Carl!) The top shot is the 3rd place statue, 'Icy Blend of Spongebob and Friends', built by the Delta Sigs. And below, we have 'A City Once Lost Now Found in Frost', the 2nd place statue constructed by Tau Kappa Epsilon. First place in the competition was taken by Phi Kappa Tau with their statue depicting, 'Ariel Finds True Love With Icy Seas Above'. Congratulations to all the builders - now it's time to put on my longjohns and head out for a first-hand look at their handiwork!

For those of you unable to see them in person, check out this link for more results and pictures: Winter Carnival 2005 Statue Results

By Jim & Pam Calumet on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 06:34 am:

Good Morning

By Ellen,Sunrise Side,Mi on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 06:46 am:

Good Morning all... What beautiful pictures!!!So much work but well worth the effort. Looks like they were made from marble and the sky is so blue. Everyone have a Great Weekend!!

By j A P E i on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 06:51 am:

Magnificent piece of artīs!!!

- snow,,,ice,,,sweat -

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 07:12 am:

Amazing! Wish I could see the ice statues in person.

By Georgie, MO on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:06 am:

Oh Wow!!!
Those pictures look great! If only to see them in person! What kind of art background to these folks have?? The pieces shown are fabulous.

By Patti, TN on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Such beautiful work. Always amazing.

By sur5er on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 09:18 am:

Wow, the talent of the students who built these snow sculptures is amazing.

By Louan-Elk Rapids on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 09:51 am:

I'm wondering who carved all the chain links in Atlantis. Good Show!

By dave s Mad Wisc on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:27 am:

watching the statue cam at tech right now...looks like a beautiful day. Quite a few people there..taking pictures...looking at the staues...

By HOCKEY BOB,CASPER,WY. on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:51 am:

It is so wonderfull to see pictures of all the hard work that everyone has put into these ice sculptures,it makes me proud to be from the UP.

By Katie,MI on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:18 pm:

I love PATRICK THE STARFISH!! Hes so HOTT!!! I love the sculpture

By cindy,OH on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:19 pm:

Patrick isn't on there

By Katie Laskowska, MI on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:21 pm:

Yes he is! Hes in the car in front of the PINEAPPLE!!

By Amy, MTU '96 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:22 pm:

Georgie in MO -

Most students don't have much of an art background.
They're mostly engineering students! People's hidden
talents really come out during Carvinal!

By Cindy,OH on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:25 pm:

Ooooo.... I see sorry! I wish i was there but im pregnant and im at my last mnth of pregnancy so i can't. But im having twins! After i have them im moving to Calumet. I love it up there. What's the weather like up there? I bet it's pretty cold! Oh... the babies kicked! I guess they're saying HI!

By Over 50 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:35 pm:

I am the only person in the world who doesnt know who spongebob is. I never get the jokes about him. Am I missing anything?

By sur5er1998 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:49 pm:


That is so wonderful that you are having twins. Congrats :) Great that you are moving to the UP once the babies are born. How fortunate for them to grow up and be raised in the UP.

Over50: Turn on Nickeloneon some afternoon or evening and watch Spongebob...the cartoons are hilarious. My step daughter is addicted to Spongebob.

By Pete Wi on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:52 pm:

I see it's sunny and +30 up there this morning. I thought it was the law that it be -20 on Winter Carnival Saturday.

By west on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 03:01 pm:

Nah, that's Wednesday night while they try to make/finish the statues. Then after that it gets warm so they can melt as soon as possible. Sad, but it seemed to work out that way most of the years I was up there.

By Don again on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 04:02 pm:

Over 50 - When you are a grandparent you can watch Spongebob too! even when they aren't visiting?

By Situnyiwe, MI on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 05:42 pm:


By FLYIN TODAY on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 07:52 pm:

Da engineers at da Tech are long renowned for building the impossible with the impossible....it just takes a little longer............Winter Carnival has come a long long way from the 60's.

By DAWG gone away on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:49 pm:

The Tech hockey Huskies are flying high right now, too, after winning Winter Carny for the first time since 2001! Way to go, guys!

By Brian, Sunfield, MI on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 09:09 pm:

Just got back from MTU and seeing the sculptures. Simply amazing. I showed photos I took to my family and they want to go next year. Be back in the spring.

By Ronald Oregon on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 09:10 pm:

As a former Toivola native and a Michigan Tech alumnus, I really
enjoy this Pasty site. The statues at Tech are terrific as usual.
Thank you for the photos. Congratulations to all the hard
working statue builders. Too bad I can't see them in person.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:18 pm:

Our own Daryl Laitila toured the Tech campus today and shares a slideshow of snowstatues with us...check it out - Daryl's Day on Campus!

By Pasi Jaako on Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 04:18 am:

Nice work!
Probably it has been a hard
work for the builders. I regret being unable to see them in person. I have looked through many web cams and photos from Upper Peninsula. You have beautiful landscapes.
I`d like to travel there some day.
Greetings to you all from Finland!

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