St. Paul Winter Carnival is Back

Updated: 01/15/2013 4:09 PM KSTP.com By: Hannah Anderson

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is back!

The event was canceled in 2012 because of unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow, but this year the colder temperatures make it easier to create the artificial snow.

Snow making operations at the Kidway block of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will begin Monday afternoon and continue until enough snow has been produced to form snow blocks for the sculpting competition and snow maze.

Steve Gurney, event organizer with the St. Paul Winter Carnival Vulcans said the event was made possible thanks to an agreement with Green Acres Recreation, which helped provide snow making equipment.

“We are very grateful that Green Acres has stepped in to help us with supplying snow so we can have the event this year,” Gurney said. “People have come to expect this event as one of the premier Winter Carnival events.”

The carnival will run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.

For more information visit www.mnsnowpark.com.