I was the Ice and Snow Director and the Artist in Residence for Ice on Whyte in Edmonton 2011. This year Edmonton and its sister city, Harbin China celebrated their 25th year of relations. So it was my job to give the winter festival a Chinese flair. This gate is modeled after one in Harbin. It is made of 80 blocks of ice and took 10 people 5 days to make.
This link will take you to the ice pagoda [link]