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Woodbury resident Jim Zupfer took third place in this year's annual St. Paul Winter Carnival ice carving competition with his sculpture titled "Glacial Grace." The competition was held Jan. 29 in Rice Park.

Showing his imagination through ice

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For many Twin Cities residents, admiring the ice sculptures at the St. Paul Winter Carnival is an annual tradition. For Woodbury resident Jim Zupfer, carving the ice sculptures is the tradition.


Zupfer took third place in this year's amateur single block carving competition, which took place Jan. 29 in St. Paul Rice Park. His ice sculpture, titled "Glacial Grace," depicts his 9-year-old-daughter Sylvia Grace as a ballet dancer.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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