Ice carving demonstrations at Ebensburg’s annual "Dickens of a Christmas" will never be the same! On the first Saturday in December, IUP culinary students and faculty carved a giant thirty-block ice sliding board. The crowd was wowed by the sheer size of the ice blocks and the demonstration of ice carving techniques. Once the carving was complete, kids and adults alike were treated to a cool slide down the board!
"Dickens of a Christmas" is held annally in Ebensburg, Pa. This family-oriented celebration is presented in a nineteenth-century setting based on Charles Dickens. The town of Ebensburg transforms into Victorian England where vendors, entertainers, and other participants are clad in period costumes.
The Ice Carving Club from the Academy of Culinary Arts at IUP has done a demonstration at the festival for the past three years.