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Cool talents on display at UA Ice Festival

1/23/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Scott Horstman
DOWNTOWN AKRON — University of Akron (UA) culinary students showed off their skills in ice and vegetable carving Jan. 15 at UA’s annual Ice Festival, held at the Student Union.

UA alumnus Aaron Costic, who has won Olympic gold for ice carving and is the owner of Elegant Ice Creations, is shown at right top as he sits on a throne of ice at the outdoor event. Costic’s company donated the huge blocks of ice for the event, according to UA officials.

Pictured at right bottom is Caleb Landis, a student in the Hospitality Management program, as he works on his peacock sculpture. Landis, president of the UA Culinary Artists Club, won first place in the student competition for the entry.

Dan Johnson, a UA alumnus, is pictured above as he works on his sculpture, which came in third.

Inside the Student Union, other UA culinary arts students competed in vegetable carving events and also made creations out of salt dough.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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