The ice sculpture 'Go Football' by Russia's Blagoveshchensk team was awarded top prize in the eighth Harbin International Ice-Assemblage Sculpture Championship in China's northernmost province Heilongjiang, seen in footage filmed Sunday.
Competing against 15 other teams from countries such as China, Spain, and India, the Russian team's ice sculptor paid tribute to the country's new-found passion... Еще for football and commemorated the 2018 World Cup.
«We find ways to have a lot of fun in the snow but we don't build this kind of grand artistic stuff,» said an expat visitor.
Hosted by Harbin Ice and Snow World and Sun Island, the three-day annual competition is a dazzling spectacle of giant ice and snow sculptures.
The venues also host Harbin International Snow Sculpture Competition and Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition.