Winter Carnival snow sculptures throughout the years

Chris Davis, Managing Editor

All images were found in copies of the Winter Carnival Pictorial, previously published by The Lode.

 

 

1963 – Third Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Bullfighting scene

 

1964 – First Place – Kappa Delta Psi

Theme: Land of the Sandman (fantasy, dreamlike, fairy tale)

A giant portrayal of Rip Van Winkle leaning against a tree surrounded by elves

 

1965 – First Place – Theta Tau

Theme: Our American Heritage

“Declaration of Independence”

 

1966 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Sights in Ice

“Dutch Windmill”

 

1967 – First Place – Theta Tau

Theme: Midwinter Mockery

“Is This My World”

 

1968 – First Place – Sigma Rho

Theme: Wonderful World of Ice (Walt Disney)

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” 

 

1969 – First Place – Theta Tau

Theme: Ice-terical History

“Da Gall of Dat Guy” (reference to Charles DeGaulle)

 

1970 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Best Snow on Earth

“Crack, Snapple, Plop”

 

1971 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: The Age of Shiv-V-Alry

“Buzz off Snidley”

 

1972 – First Place – Theta Tau

Theme: Snobody’s Perfect

“Oops I Created a Freak”

 

1973 – First Place – DHH

Theme: Frigid Fairy Tales

“Let’s Take a Walk While the Porridge Thaws” 

 

1974 – First Place – Cross Roads

Theme: Sub-zero Heroes

“It’s a Bit Nippy Out Here”

 

1975 – First Place – Theta Chi Epsilon

Theme: The Frozen World of Frostbound Funnies

“Cold Hold on Freezin’ Squeezin’s”

 

1976 – First Place – Theta Chi Epsilon

Theme: Happy Birthday USA

“Liberty’s The Icing on the Cake”

 

1978 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Chiller Thrillers

“Make it a Stiff One”

 

1979 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Snowy Scenes from the Silver Screen

“All-Ice in Winterland”

 

1981 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Nursery Rhymes in Chilly Times

“Old King Cold and His Kingdom of Old”

 

1983 – First Place – Delta Sigma Phi

Theme: Icy Trips Though Comic Strips

“We’ve Sailed the Ocean for the Wizard’s Potion”

 

1985 – First Place – Tau Kappa Epsilon

Theme: Classics Brought to Ice

“The Three Iceketeers”

 

1989 – First Place – Sigma Phi Epsilon

Theme: American Dreams in a Frozen Scene

“One Stop on the Dream to Freedom”