The biggest UK Ice Trail will take place in York tomorrow!

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Fifty sculptures depicting myths and legends will transform historic York on Saturday 2nd February. What better way to enjoy York than following a trail to find the sculptures made from crystal-clear ice dotted across the historic centre and surrounding streets.

After visiting Durham and Darlington’s Ice Trails in the past year where the amazing detailed sculptures were also by Glacial Art I am sure this will be a hugely popular event so I would advise getting into York early and either using the park and ride service or the train.

  • York Ice Trail theme for 2019 – Myths and Legends
  • Largest outdoor ice trail in the UK
  • Celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese dancers
  • 50 giant ice sculptures across the city
  • New ice carving wall in Parliament Street
  • Saturday 2 February 10am-6pm


New this year will be interactive sculptures on Parliament Street including a carving wall, where visitors can get hands-on and have a go at sculpting the ice. There will also be a three-metre long Shuffleboard, where visitors can push disks along the ice to win points and prizes.  Three of the sculptures will offer a live challenge where visitors can win York Passes, tickets for the Everyman cinema and chocolate bars.   There’ll be a hero camp at Middleton’s Hotel, complete with a fire pit, ice sculptures and Thwaite’s horse and cart will be making an appearance too.

You can view a map of the Ice Trail Here.

 It’s worth noting too, that children dressing up for the event as their favourite hero will get a free mini hot chocolate.

If you have plans this weekend fear not there is an upcoming Fire & Ice Trail with sculptures from Glacial Art in Durham later this month. You can see photos from last years event and more here.




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