York Ice Trail 2019: It's back!

York Ice Trail is one of our favourite York events, and it’s back in 2019 in a new timeslot: Saturday 2nd February. Wrap up warm and hop into town to see the city transformed into a magical winter wonderland, with over 50 icy creations depicting myths and legends. There’ll also be live ice carving- including the chance to have a go yourself – and the opportunity to win some brilliant prizes. Here are three other highlights.

Hero Camp Head to Middleton’s Hotel to discover three super-sculptures inspired by your favourite caped characters with free hot chocolate for children dressed as their favourite superhero! Enjoy fire pits, the chance to watch movies and even the opportunity to see the Thwaites shire horse and cart.

St Hailun Square Celebrate Chinese New Year in the heart of the city with three special sculptures ringing in the Year of the Pig! Expect to see decorations, a live Ice Carving at 12pm and special performances from 4pm.

Ice Centre Welcome to the hub of interactive sculptures and new activities for 2019! Experience the Carving Wall, Chocolate Challenge, York Pass Challenge and much more.

And here’s the all-important list of sculptures:

Griffin sponsored by Make It York

Skipper sponsored by York Theatre Royal

JackJack sponsored by the York BID

Cookie Monster sponsored by Doubletree by Hilton

Ice Train sponsored by National Railway Museum

The Heart of Yorkshire sponsored by York Minster

Roary the Lion sponsored by the York BID

Angel sponsored by Lucia Bar

Squirt surfing the wave sponsored by Turtle Bay

Jordan’s Pegasus sponsored by Kennedys

Wheelbarrow of Flowers sponsored by The Botanist

#Bettys100 sponsored by Bettys

Your Carriage Awaits sponsored by First Group

York Pass Challenge sponsored by York Pass

Pillories sponsored by The York Dungeon

H is for Hungate sponsored by Hungate York Regeneration

Floral Butterfly sponsored by Bloom!

Shakespeare sponsored by Shakespeare Rose Theatre

Shuffleboard sponsored by The York Ice Trail

Carving Wall sponsored by The York Ice Trail

Chocolate Challenge sponsored by The York Ice Trail

Wishing You Well sponsored by York Teaching Hospital Charity

UFO sponsored by York’s UFO from TalkTalk

Niffler sponsored by Shambles Market

Sorting Hat sponsored by Hunters

Cheshire Cat sponsored by Spark York

Unicorn sponsored by the York BID

Dragon’s Head sponsored by The York Ice Trail

Mermaid sponsored by the York BID

A secret unmasked sponsored by Fenwick

Dragon Hatchling sponsored by the Coppergate Centre

Migo sponsored by the Coppergate Centre

DoYouThinkTheySaurUs sponsored by Eboracum Security

Groot sponsored by Middletons Hotel

Iron Man sponsored by Middletons Hotel

Everyman Cinema Challenge sponsored by Middletons Hotel

Viking Helmet sponsored by the York BID

Magical Chalice sponsored by The Principal Hotel

The Grand Hotel sponsored by The Grand Hotel & Spa

Millennium Falcon sponsored by the York BID

Ships Wheel sponsored by City Cruises

Pirate Face sponsored by City Cruises

The Judge’s Gavel sponsored by Judges Lodging

Seahorse sponsored by Stormfront

Azuma Train sponsored by LNER

Zeus sponsored by Shepherd Group

Dionysus sponsored by The Ivy York

Cathay Aircraft sponsored by Cathay Pacific

Year of the Pig sponsored by Manchester Airport

Phoenix – Live Carving sponsored by Visit York

The best place to find all the York Ice Trail news and updates is the Visit York website

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