The Ice City
Jerusalem to Host Its First International Ice Festival
During March-May 2012, Jerusalem will be hosting its first-ever ice festival, to take place at the city’s old train station compound.
It will feature a spectacular display of famous Jerusalem sites – all carved in ice – and other special attractions.
To accommodate the festival, a special 1,500 sq. m. display area will be
erected, with ice skating rinks to be built next to it, as well as an area for
performances and a bar made, naturally, of ice. The exhibition area will
operate at a temperature of 10 degrees below zero.
The ice sculpture exhibit will feature some of Jerusalem’s unique sites,
including Tower Of David, Montefiore and more.
Visitors will enter through the ice-carved version of Jaffa Gate,
and will go through a track that will include ice slides and other attractions linked to the various exhibits.