North Pole Christmas Ice Festival Cancelled Due To A Lack Of Ice

An ice shortage in the town of North Pole, Alaska has led to the cancellation of an annual holiday tradition. The town celebrates Christmas year round, with city light poles decorated like candy canes. But this year, it’s had to cancel the 14th annual “Christmas in Ice” sculpture park, which draws carvers from around the world to create works of art. Organizers say there just isn’t enough ice on local ponds for ice harvesting. Climate researchers say North Pole is several degrees warmer than normal, as warm oceans and lack of sea ice add heat to the atmosphere.

Photo Credit: christmasinice.org

Story: The Canadian Press

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan