Long-standing competitors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships, Team Canada-Yukon regularly medals in Breckenridge with story-driven sculptures that explore Yukon culture.

Other notable competitions at which this team has medaled across the last 10-plus years include Canadian Nationals, Murmansk (Russia), San Candido (Italy), Sapporo (Japan), World Snow Festival (Switzerland) and the Harbin International Snow Sculpture (China).

Check back during the competition (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) to see progress photos of their 2013 piece An Inuit Moral Tale. Read more about the event and check out a few of the other teams selected for the 2013 event.

Snow Sculpture 2013: Canada-Yukon

Check back during the competition (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) to see progress photos of their 2013 piece An Inuit Moral Tale.

About Team Canada-Yukon
As a group of professional artists, the Canadian snow sculpture team of Donald Watt, Michael Lane and Gisli Balzer have been sculpting together since 2000. “We have developed a cohesive group where we each bring a different skill set into the art form and complement the other two artists’ talents.”

The 2013 team is composed of Donald C Watt (captain), Michael Lane, Adam Green, Terry Gunderson and Evi Watt (team representative, not allowed to sculpt). The team’s submission notes that “Gisli (and his wonderful wife Shai) are taking the sculpting season off to be with their new baby girl, Sula. We wish them well but miss them greatly. In their place we are bringing Adam Green and Terry Gunderson.”

Read more about the team’s credentials and past performances at SnowCarver.ca.

Get out there and "Just Giver!" Breckenridge locals are hosting Team Canada during their stay.

Get out there and “Just Giver!” Breckenridge locals are hosting Team Canada during their stay. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: Team work is essential when sculpting. Especially maneuvering large segments of the design. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: Team work is essential when sculpting. Especially maneuvering large segments of the design. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Spectators get a first hand explanation of the tools used in the sculpting process. Remember, all sculpting is done by hand. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Spectators get a first hand explanation of the tools used in the sculpting process. Remember, all sculpting is done by hand. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 3: The story begins to emerge from Team Canada's sculpture. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 3: The story begins to emerge from Team Canada’s sculpture. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Visit GoBreck.com for a full gallery of photos from the 23rd Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships.

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