General Info

2012 State Champions, Vikings in Black – (L to R) Bjorn Skupien, Svenhärd Skupien, and Thorfinn Skupien / Sculpture: “Pocahontas”

The Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition (ISSC) is held annually in Rockford, Illinois and hosted by the Rockford Park District. The 28th ISSC will be held January 15-18, 2014. (The 27th annual competition was cancelled due to insufficient snow). Teams from around the state will compete for the right to represent Illinois at the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition in 2015. High schools from northern Illinois will also compete in the Rockford Area High School Snow Sculpting Competion, January 16-18, 2014. As many as 40,000 visitors will view these massive works of snow art this year.

Public Viewing and Parking

Sinnissippi Park is open to the public for sculpture viewing while weather permits. Viewing hours are daily from sunrise until 10:30 pm. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. You may drive or walk through the park. Limited parking is available at Sinnissippi Park. Additional parking is available at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens just west of Sinnissippi Park across N. Second Street.

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