This ice sculpture was covered with shiny silver tarps when I first saw it, but it was subsequently unveiled and revealed to be a giant ice lobster! As though a giant ice lobster isn't fantastic enough, the best part of it is that the ice lobster is a life-sized replica of a giant metal lobster sculpture in someplace like New Brunswick! What?!?
Unsurprisingly and somewhat obviously, part of Winterlude involves ice-sculpting competitions! Which remind me of the chainsaw carving competitions held in Ridgeway. Anyway, the competitions come from all around and are given blocks of ice and a set amount of time in which to complete their sculpture. The were all set up in a group of large tent-like structures known as "The Crystal Pavilion". There didn't seem to be a theme to the sculptures.
This little ice sculpture is of Wolverine (not the X-Man, clearly), and was in a large teepee. The man in the teepee told me that Wolverine is a Trickster. I was like, "Coyote is the Trickster." Then Teepee Man informed me that in the north Wolverine is the Trickster and in the south Coyote is the Trickster: south, like with the Navajo and tribes in the plains. There were two other Tricksters on the other side of the teepee, who I could not see. And I responded, "Ahhh... I'm from the States, so the only Tricksters I know are Coyote and Raven." Teepee Man nodded and looked pleased that I knew my Tricksters. Then I said, "It's probably not a good idea to have all the Tricksters in one Teepee. They'll be up to something."