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9 below zero at Iceculture

3 Dec

By: Diva Jenna Ujiye

To most people ice is frozen water, but to the people in Hensall Ontario, ice has become something the small Ontario town is known for. They are home to Iceculture Inc., a world renowned company that uses ice as their product. They make a huge variety of ice sculptures including everything from bowls, to art all the way to full out lounges!

This past week I booked in to a tour with some friends from Huron Tourism. In the past few years the company has developed an amazing 90 minute “cool” tour of the facility. Our guide Sandra was great, we were shown everything from how the idea of making a business out of ice started, to how they make the large ice blocks , and a presentation of different sculptures they have made all over the world.

They have hopes of eventually turning the tour in to a museum that is open all the time, which is very exciting. The tour was really neat, but I will say that my favourite part was the on-site ice lounge that we hung out in. We got to put on these funky parkas and were then escorted in to the lounge. It was a refreshing chill, they had ice glasses, chairs, palm trees, artwork and bar all made of ice.

I can’t wait until the summer to do the tour again, it will be so refreshing, heading from the hot sun to the cool! There is so much more that happened during the tour, but I don’t want to give it all away, so you can check it out soon!

The Ice Cultures website has more photos and information on their website – www.iceculture.com

Iceculture, Inc
81 Brock Street
PO Box 232
Hensall, ON
N0M 1X0info@iceculture.com

Customer Service Team

Telephone: 519-262-3500

Toll Free: 1-888-251-9967

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Lovin me some Huron County

7 Mar

Hey all! Kaylie here,

As Jenna already mentioned her and I will be working together to create a blog about our local experiences. I am 24 years old and was born and raised just outside of Goderich. After highschool I attended Wilfred Laurier University and graduated with a degree in communications. To get me through financially, I came home each summer and worked at the Black Dog in Bayfield. School is now done which means I don’t have to work quite as hard J . My summers were always so hectic that I had little to no time to actually enjoy what was surrounding me. My beach days were limited, I had no time to eat out, I didn’t get to enjoy local theatre ect.  So I decided to take a summer to appreciate, what I feel I ignored in the past. I always spoke about loving the small town life, but I feel I have not taken full advantage of what Huron County has to offer, so for my blog I want to share with you all my experiences and showcase what our area has to offer. I am going to be Captain Huron County!  If its local, ill be there! I am going to make the very best of this spring and summer and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with you all!!!

 

_Kaylie