Belgium ice festival suffering from warm weather

Warmer than average November temperatures are causing issues for an ice festival in Bruges, Belgium.

Sculptures at Belgium's Ice Festival.

Sculptures at Belgium's Ice Festival. Image by William Warby / CC BY 2.0

Organisers say in order to prevent the sculptures from melting they are having to use cooling compressors to make sure the hall where the sculptors are working is kept cold enough. Managing Director, Francis Vandendorpe, told Associated Press that this will incur an energy bill of around €10,000 more than expected. Sculptors are also complaining of catching colds due to the varying temperatures when being inside the hall and then moving out in the warmer weather. Read more: 

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