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Cool your drinks with freedom. True Fabrications’ U Ice of A lets you make ice shaped like the Continental United States. Or at least most of them. The East coast was compressed in the service of serviceable ice.
With Winter gasping for its final breaths here in the Northern Hemisphere, editor Scott Duffy pays tribute to the sport of ice hockey – sampling sounds related to his now melting backyard ice rink. Well, there’s always the indoor rink.
There have been numerous attempts to descend the waters of Niagara Falls, but ice climber Will Gadd decided to go the other direction, climbing his way up the frozen falls in the dead of winter. This seems no safer than going over in a barrel.
Weather photographer Marko Korošec captured a series of incredible images of windblown ice encasing trees, lookout towers and other structures at a ski resort on Slovenia’s Mount Javornik. Buy Marco’s photo calendar here.
Hikers in the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia came across a crystal clear lake that was frozen solid. Walking out on the slippery, transparent surface was a surreal experience which must be seen to be appreciated.
Skip the ice cubes and keep your cocktails cool by wrapping them in ice. These silicone molds sculpt a wall of ice – using water, juice or other drink mixers to dramatic effect. Available in martini or rocks versions.
You’d think that ice and motorcycles wouldn’t mix, but stunt rider Jorian Ponomareff proved just the opposite as he pulled off some awesome drifts and tricks on the slippery stuff. An oldie, but a goodie from 2012. Fun BTS video here.
To prove that the car battery it sells works in extreme cold, Canadian Tire commissioned a truck with a body made of nothing but ice, and then started it with a battery frozen to -40°C. Its body weighed a husky 14,000 lb. More here.
Normally, if your car falls through the ice of a frozen lake, it’s fish food. Not so for these guys in Russia, who managed to retrieve this Honda SUV from its icy tomb using brute force and ingenuity. According to the video’s poster, it still drives.
Driver Roman Rusinov powers the 540hp AWD Nissan GT-R to a staggering speed of 182.8mph in the car known as “Godzilla” across the icy surface of Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal, breaking the previous Russian ice-driving record.
Driving on ice give us nightmares in which we both drown and freeze to death. But that didn’t stop this guy from creating a vehicle that can drive across fractured ice and extract itself from icy waters.
The 2011 Ice and Snow Festival is coming soon to China’s Heilongjiang province, and so far it looks pretty darn spectacular. Events will include snow splashing, skating and skiing races. Ok; sign us up.