On Tuesday, October 27th, Downtown Santa Monica and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Attempt to Set Guinness World Record for the Tallest Ice Sculpture Ever Constructed
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Downtown Santa Monica will set the Guinness World Record for the tallest ice sculpture in the world at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm. In the likeness of Ice Age’s Scrat character, this historical event coincides with the DVD and Blu-ray disc release of Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The community and press are invited to witness the unveiling and adjudication by the Guinness World Records(TM).
The Scrat ice sculpture will stand at 45 feet tall, using 133,000 lbs of ice from across four states. The model was created by artists from Blue Sky Studios, and a team of 14 skilled sculptors from ICE Bulb LLC have been constructing the sculpture at ICE at Santa Monica since Friday, October 23, 2009.
A link to the time lapse footage of the ice sculpture construction can be seen here –
According to Marc Entin, Owner of Ice Bulb LLC, “What makes this 100% free standing ice sculpture so unique is that it is happening in a warm weather climate.” A project like this would normally take more than four days, but because of the 80-degree plus weather in Downtown Santa Monica, time is a big factor. The team in place has been working nights so that they do not have to worry about the ice being exposed to the warm weather elements.
An array of activities will take place on Tuesday evening in celebration of this historical moment.
- Food, hot cocoa, and goody bags for kids in attendance will be handed out
- Select scenes from Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs will be screened for all to enjoy
- World figure skating champion, Randy Gardner, and members of California Gold, a synchronizing team, are set to perform to the “Walk the Dinosaur” song featured in the film
- The one and only acorn-loving Scrat will demonstrate his own skating abilities
- A Guinness World Records(TM) adjudicator will be present to oversee the unveiling and world record attempt
- The 8,000 square foot outdoor ice rink will open to the public for free
After Tuesday’s event, ICE at Santa Monica will remain open daily through January 31, 2010, and admission is $10 and includes rental skates. For hours and more information, please go to http://www.downtownsm.com/about/winterlit.html.
For more information on Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs, please go to www.IceAgeMovie.com.
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