What do James Bond, a giant teapot, Yoda, a turtle and an ice-skating Viking have in common?

They are all the subjects of York’s first city-wide Ice Trail.

York city centre

Sat Dec 12-Sun Dec 13, 10am-5pm

Free walking guide available from the Visit York Information Centre on Museum Street

The city undergoes a frozen makeover as 30 works of art sculpted from solid ice are dotted around the streets this weekend (December 12-13).

Each one has been sponsored by a York business, in partnership with Make It York.

The overall weekend is sponsored by Yorkshire Water.

Where to see the sculptures

James Bond theme
Royal York Hotel

Cheshire cat
Grand Hotel and Spa

Aslan the Lion
York Explore

Graduate in cap and gown
Sponsored by York University
King’s Manor

Judge’s Head
Judge’s Lodging, Lendal

Flying Scotsman
The National Railway Museum
St Helen’s Square

Wishing Well
Yorkshire Water
St Helen’s Square

CityConnect Wifi Symbol
Blake Street

UFO
TalkTalk Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband
Stonegate

Giant Teapot
Bettys, Stonegate

Cider Bottle
Kennedy’s, Little Stonegate

Banyan Tree
Banyan Bar and Grill, Little Stonegate

Turtle
Turtle Bay Restaurant, Little Stonegate

Angel
York Minster piazza

Diamond containing a diamond ring
Bradley’s Jewellers, Low Petergate

Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Bar Grill, Monkbar Hotel

Champagne Bottle
Hotel du Vin
Kings Square

Eagle
York St John University, Church Street

Chocolate In Ice
Make It York
Davygate

Father Christmas
Shambles Market

High Heeled Shoe
Paver’s
Shambles

Ice Skating Viking
Ice Factor
Thor’s Tipi

Set Of Stocks
York Dungeon
Parliament Street

Mad Hatter
Fenwick
Coppergate Centre

Angel Wings
Coppergate Centre

Clifford The Knight
Clifford’s Tower

Micklegate Bar
York Conservation Trust
Micklegate

Soap Box Cart
Yorkshire Water
Micklegate

A Pig
Bishopthorpe Road

Yoda from Star Wars
Bishopthorpe Road

Live ice carving

Visitors will have the chance pose as James Bond at a 007 themed sculpture at the Chapter House Bar at the Royal York Hotel.

The ice sculptures are created by a team from Glacial Art. They will be demonstrating live ice carving in St Helen’s Square at 3pm each day.

Also in St Helen’s Square an ice Wishing Well, sponsored by Yorkshire Water, will be raising money for the charity Water Aid.

Bradley’s Jewellers are running a competition to win the platinum certified diamond ring embedded in their diamond ice sculpture. Guess the ring’s value and it could be yours.

On Micklegate you’ll find a go-kart frozen in ice, in anticipation of the traders’ Micklegate Run Soap Box Challenge planned for next summer.

Visitors to the Ice Trail will also have a chance to win two York Passes, a five star stay at the Grand Hotel and Spa and a dinner offered by Turtle Bay restaurant.

Kate McMullen from Make It York said they’d like people to share their photos on Twitter using #yorkchristmas and @visityork.

We’d like to thank again the many different businesses who have supported the Ice Trail.

With thirty bespoke sculptures across the city we hope everyone will have a favourite they would like to share.

The Ice Trail weekend is a new addition this year to York’s St Nicholas Christmas Festival, which runs until December 23.

It comes after the Festival Of Angels, established and run by traders in York’s Quarter, was cancelled in 2014 owing to a lack of funds.

4 comments on “York Ice Trail 2015: Where to see all 30 frozen sculptures across the city

  1. Well I managed to see a few but they are way too far apart. It was wonderful when they were all close together and functioned as a unified exhibition. Now they are just fragmented objects that you have to search for. Too much effort when it is cold. Am disappointed.

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