22 pictures which show why the York Ice Trail is simply magic

Adding the finishing touches to Moonface as part of the York Ice Trail. Photographs: Richard McDougall
10 Dec 2017 @ 8.51 pm
| Entertainment

It was, appropriately enough, freezing. But that didn’t stop thousands of people heading into York this weekend to enjoy this year’s ice trail.

With 45 ice sculptures, paid for by various city business and created by Glacial Arts, it was the biggest event of its kind in Britain.

Dragons, reindeer, Vikings, trains and penguins were all on show at the event organised at Make It York.

Here are some of the sculptures captured by YorkMix‘s Richard McDougall – and a few by York photographer Andy Smith.

The Night King from Game of Thrones on Blake Street

Garfield on Low Petergate
Santa himself on St Leonard’s Place
A Mighty Viking on Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate
Peter Rabbit in Library Square. Photograph: Andy Smith
The pillories on High Ousegate
Under the sea… or should that be ice?
The fuller picture
Siggy the Dragon outside the Mansion House

Magical stars

Amazing details
A Minion on Gillygate. Photograph: Andy Smith
A whippet in a flat cap on Monkgate
Bobo the Penguin in Exhibition Square
A reindeer face on Goodramgate. Photograph: Andy Smith
A crab apple tree on Davygate
A Lego Batman on Walmgate
The Virgin Mary outside York Minster
Theatre Masks in St Helen’s Square
The Tornado locomotive on Spurriergate
Stephenson’s Rocket on High Petergate