FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions about our ice sculptures)
What is our service area?
Ice Pro is the #1 high quality ice sculpture producer in the Tampa Bay-Sarasota area of Florida. We directly produce and ship ice carvings to Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, and Orlando. Our products are also available in the following areas from these high quality Ice sculpture companies:
ice dragon ~ serving New Orleans & Baton Rouge, the Gulf Coast of Mississippi (Biloxi/Gulfport), Mobile, AL, & the panhandle of Florida
Arctic Ice ~ serving the Greater Tampa Bay area:
Our carvers have over twenty years experience and are “certified competition’ and “certified professional” ice carvers. We use some of the most advanced equipment in the field including computer controlled CNC carving machines. All of our sculptures are produced with competition quality crystal clear ice blocks.
How are your ice sculptures made?We begin with clear ice blocks that we produce in-house in 3-4 days. Many of our designs begin on one of our 2 CNC (computerized numerical control) machines. We then hand detail with chainsaws, endmills, and chisels to achieve the final artistic result. The timeframe from start to completion for a full block piece such as a swan or a dolphin is approximately 2 hours, not counting the prep time for the block, design time for the actual carving, and packaging/shipping/delivery. More complicated pieces may take many hours on the design and layout alone.
How long do ice sculptures last?It depends on the design of the piece and whether the sculpture is placed indoors or outdoors. A full block piece may last 5 - 8 hours before starting to lose its detail. If it is an outdoor event it is recommended the piece(s) be placed in a covered area (and out of direct sunlight).
Ice sculptures may not completely melt for a day or so.