Visitors to this year's St. Paul Winter Carnival are sure to have a few more frigid days to view the ice and snow sculptures meticulously crafted in hopes of being the best of the best.
When the last ice shavings were made, the frozen-water version of "Aquaman" was judged the coolest of them all, organizers of the festival announced Sunday.
The sculpture shows the movie superhero on a seahorse. Artists Chris Swarbrick of Hudson, Wis., and Austin Greenleaf of River Falls, Wis., split $1,750 for their efforts.
The sculptures are on view at Kellogg Mall Park in downtown St. Paul.
As for snow sculptures, "Turtle Island" took first place and is on display with others at the State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights for the remainder of the Winter Carnival — unless a sudden warmup in the forecast for this weekend decides otherwise.
Three-member teams started with equivalent blocks of snow. The triumphant trio: Dusty and Kelly Thune of St. Paul and David Aichinger of Osceola, Wis.
The winning team claimed $1,000 in prize money.
The Winter Carnival runs through Feb. 3. For more info, visit wintercarnival.com.