Snow Sculptures on Broadway

February 22, 2007 at 10:33 pm 15 comments

This snow sculpture of what I think is a pack of howling wolves is located on Broadway Avenue in front of the Legislative Building.  Last year, there was a sculpture of an eagle on the same spot.


Just about a block away is this sculpture of a car on top of some kind of platform.


I continued walking eastbound as I was in search of one more sculpture, which John Sauder of CKY News mentioned the week before.  And sure enough, it was on the other end of Broadway Avenue at the corner of Main Street.  That was about five blocks that I walked.  And as I have mentioned in my previous post, it was quite chilly on that Saturday afternoon.  But it was worth it.  Because this is what welcomed me at that corner.  A sculpture of an athlete on top of a bison.  Isn’t it just amazing?  There was also another photographer taking snaps of this huge sculpture.



The bison is the provincial symbol of Manitoba.  It is the symbol of MTS – the Manitoba Telecom Services as well.  It is now known at MTS Allstream and is the major provider of telephone services here in Manitoba.  It also provides internet and cable services.



Entry filed under: Winnipeg, Winter, Winterpeg.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gypsy  |  February 22, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Galing naman ng winter museum dyan, free and accessible to everyone–everyone that doesn’t mind the cold anyway! 🙂

  • 2. JO  |  February 22, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    wow! these are really cool!!!

  • 3. Belle  |  February 22, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    thanks niceheart for sharing us these wonderful ice carvings. you have such great ice artists in Winnipeg. too bad, though, it doesn’t last long.

    hey, you have been doing your walking regularly, that is awesome!

  • 4. zeroimpact  |  February 23, 2007 at 12:25 am

    I like all the scultures especially the wolves

  • 5. nikki  |  February 23, 2007 at 9:22 am

    ang gagaling at ang tityaga naman ng mga gumawa nito!

  • 6. eric aka senor enrique  |  February 23, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Wow! These snow scupltures are awesome! As I’ve once mentioned, nothing like it in NYC.

  • 7. Ferdz  |  February 23, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Very nice! Sana magka snow na rin sa Pinas para makagawa ako ng ganyan. Nakupo kelan pa kaya yun. Hehe

  • 8. Major Tom  |  February 23, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I actually have seen a lot of these snow sculptures on cable TV and I am just amazed about how good they are and how skillfull those who made them. And it amazes me more that these workd wont really last and just melt away. I thought what a waste. But maybe that is just one of the beauty of snow sculptures, one got to appreciate them while they are still standing for they wont be there for long.

  • 9. Toe  |  February 23, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    The man and the bison look like mythical creatures. The man looks like a swimmer but why is it on top of a bison? Very interesting sculptures Niceheart.

  • 10. rachel  |  February 24, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Bilib talaga ako sa ‘yo. I also work in the downtown area but honstly, i still haven’t got the chance to visit all the sculptures. Thanks for posting those beautiful pictures. Pwede talagang ipagmalaki! Btw, the athlete with the bison must be Cindy Klassen, our Order of Manitoba awardee and athlete of the year for having won the most medals during the last olympics. She is now the MTS spokesperson.

  • 11. Sidney  |  February 24, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Wow! Those are superb statues!
    Did you make one?

  • 12. pining  |  February 24, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Hello Niceheart 🙂
    These sculptures are amazing! I wonder how long they last though

  • 13. kathy  |  February 24, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Great sculptures! Winnipegers do have a lot of fun in winter, don’t they?

  • 14. niceheart  |  February 24, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    Belle, I don’t want to mislead you. But I have not been really walking regularly lately because of the cold weather and also I have been busy with work and family responsibilites. But whenever I get the chance or find a reason to walk, I go out there.

    Toe, I have a feeling that is not a man on top of the bison. I also have a feeling that it’s Cindy Klassen, as Rachel has mentioned. Cindy is a speed skater who hails from Winnipeg and earned medals in the Olympics at Torino.

    Sidney, no I haven’t made any sculptures. My youngest son and my nephews and nieces have been making some in our backyard though. 🙂

    Pining, they will last as long as we have freezing temperatures.

    Kathy, if you remember the saying, when life gives you lemons, make lemonades. For us here in Winnipeg, when life dumps us with tons of snow, we make snow sculptures. 🙂

  • 15. Rach  |  March 3, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Wow! Such amazing ice sculptures. I could just imagine the great skill of the people behind them and the amount of effort put into each sculpture.


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