Pulling a project of this magnitude together requires the time, energy and dedication of lots of really talented people.
My name is Marc Lepire from Quebec city. I have been an ice carver ever since I was big enough to use a chain saw. I have an ice sculpture company with my father - Michel Lepire. We are the official ice carvers for the Ice Hotel Quebec for the past three years. We carve ice, lard, fruits and vegetables, sand and wood.
I have been carving sand since 1997 - my first sand sculpture was the demo piece for expo city Quebec. I have participated in many competitions since then. My best performance was at last year's World championship when I placed fourth in solo and also won the peoples choice award. For the past 4 years my father and I have organized Quebec's international sand contest in August.