began carving wood with a chainsaw in 1985, when working as a logger, and switched his medium of choice to ice in 1993. 

  He has taken numerous top honors in major ice carving competitions around the world and has created ice sculptures for several major social events in Anchorage, Alaska including the  inaugural ball for newly elected Governor Sarah Palin.  He has been featured on NBC News and in the Anchorage Daily News.

  If you can imagine it, Wade can create it in ice. His sculptures have been as small as a six inch sorbet flute and as large as a thirty-five foot high marlin.

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