(Last Updated On: October 7, 2014)

Repeat medalists team Germany will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships. Known for clean lines and superb execution, Team Germany won the silver medal in 2012 with their piece Dancing Screens.

According to the team’s statement, their 2013 sculpture Shooting Star “demonstrates the transformation that occurs when an object moves into another dimension. The marvel of rebirth is given by the star’s bursting into five points to start a new future. That’s the miracle of life.”

Sculptor and event founder Rob Neyland mentioned team Germany as one example of snow sculpting’s progression: “The quality of the [Breckenridge] snow, combined with ideal weather is allowing sculptors to push the art form in a way that they cannot do in most other destinations. Team Germany’s outrageous exercises in defying gravity are just one example of that.”

See team Germany’s 2013 concept below and check back during the event (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) for team updates, photos, winners and more. Each team consists of five people: four sculptors and one team representative who is not allowed to sculpt. Read more about the event and check out a few of the other teams selected for the 2013 event.

About team Germany
This year’s Team Germany members include captain Lothar Luboschik; sculptors Detlef Schürtzmann, Markus Kuhn and Friedemann Theil; and team representative Sabine Theil (not allowed to sculpt).

Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships: Team Germany sketch

Team Germany will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the International Snow Sculpture Championships, Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013.

Team Germany says that Breckenridge makes them feel like they are coming home. Driving their inspiration from a shooting star.

Team Germany says that Breckenridge makes them feel like they are coming home. Driving their inspiration from a shooting star. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: The blue skies made for great sculpting weather, combined with great team work from Germany. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 2: The blue skies made for great sculpting weather, combined with great team work from Germany. Photo by: Carl Scofield

It's great to see smiles emerging from long hours and days, working around the clock. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

It’s great to see smiles emerging from long hours and days, working around the clock. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 3: Creating the perfect angle is critical in creating a perfect sculpture. Photo Carl Scofield

Day 3: Creating the perfect angle is critical in creating a perfect sculpture. Photo Carl Scofield

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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