The governor of Alaska was supposed to attend the opening ceremony. Her absence may have been related to the fact that
she announced the day before that she was seven months pregnant at age 45 with her fifth child.

Below, entrance to the ice park.
Stage for opening ceremonies.
Our first night at the ice park we met this group from Mongolia carving their entry in the ice sculpture contest. They placed
number two.
People from all over the world live in Fairbanks. Below, another Asian themed ice sculpture.
Ice Sculptures
Stage with ice podium
Jackie and Bear