Liam Ward carves a DeLorean at the Ice Palace in Saranac Lake Thursday.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)
Shawn Rohe carves a strange creature from out of this world into the front of the Ice Palace on Thursday. He was covered in snow dust spray but he was smiling as he worked. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)
Caperton Tissot scrapes the bottom of an Ice Palace block before it's lifted to the top of a tower on Thursday morning. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)
Brandon May, Tom Toole, Marty Marks, Rob Russell spud out ice blocks from Pontiac Bay on Lake Flower. The ice saw run by Garrett Foster reaches only part-way through the ice, then this crew finishes the job. They were working in synchronization, calling out, "one, two, hup!" and then smashing their spuds down. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)
Elena Lumby makes slush for the Ice Palace on Thursday. This is her first year working on the Palace. She's seen it since she was 8 years old and always admired the work that went into it. So when she moved to town last year, she knew she wanted to join the team. "Everybody needs to participate to keep this cool kind of stuff going," she said. Making slush is easy, she said. It takes, "Water and snow and, um, back." (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)
Womens Civic Chamber members, from left, Pat Carnell, Kelly Morgan, and Carol Reyell serve up baked treats and hot drinks to Ice Palace workers on Thursday. The chamber's members have kept the workers warm and fed for 40 years. Members take turns baking and cooking, and serve up coffee and hot chocolate provided by St Joe's. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)