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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Stunning 'Ice Castles' Slated for Wisconsin Lake

The stunning, internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are slated to open in Lake Geneva at the end of December.View gallery »

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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:25 AM
By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Opening at Nat'l Harbor

Stunning ice sculptures in a winter wonderland will once again inhabit Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, Maryland, this holiday season. This year's theme, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," will...View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
By Abigail Vesoulis

Get Active This Winter: Ski, Skate and Snowboard Near DC

Fight the urge to hibernate this winter by getting active at a nearby winter sports resort or ice skating rink.View gallery »

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Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:50 AM
By Jessica Glazer

Highlights From the 2017 Harbin Ice Festival in China

In frigid northeast China, one city kicks off the 33rd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which began on Jan. 4, 2017. It is one of the world's largest ice and snow festivals, an annual event that...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 11:16 AM
By Nelson Hsu

Stunning Images From Harbin Ice Festival

At the 32nd Harbin Ice Festival in China, the main attraction is Harbin Ice and Snow World, which covers more than 750,000 square meters (185 acres). Its structures required more than 330,000 cubic...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM
By Sarah Pixley

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream at Cows-N-Corn

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream at Cows-N-Corn

Who are we kidding, the hand-dipped ice cream alone is reason enough to visit the Cows-N-Corn farm in Midland, Va. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:23 PM
By Sarah Pixley

Snow on the Row!

Snow on the Row!

Nightly snow falls on the pond at Pentagon Row in Arlington. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM
By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Surrounded by ICE! at National Harbor

Every year ice sculptors create a walk-through winter wonderland at National Harbor. See what's waiting inside this year's Merry Madagascar.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM
By Sarah Pixley

An ICE!-y Wonderland on the Potomac

ICE! returns for an impressive walk-through wonderland of carved ice sculptures. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.