Preview our Magical Ice Kingdom

Arctic Adventure - Magical Ice Kingdom at Winter Wonderland, Hyde ParkGo fishing with the Inuits, take refuge in an igloo and have your photo taken with a giant polar bear at this year’s Magical Ice Kingdom in Winter Wonderland Hyde Park.

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A masterclass for Building Magazine

Building Ice SculptureOver the Christmas period, the Hamiltons hosted Building Magazine for a very special masterclass in which three different companies from different sectors of the construction industry were challenged to create the best ice sculpture.

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Large ice sculptures come from big blocks

DuncanIceThe Hamiltons have recently begun a project that involves working with blocks of ice measuring two metres tall and weighing 1.7 tonnes.

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Animal sculpting is furry fun

duckIn the past few weeks the team have been on something of an animal sculpting spree and it turns out that the designs are not as straightforward as they may initially seem.

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Horsing around.

UnicornThe team were recently requested to carve a two tonne unicorn ice sculpture for a big Christmas event in London. They began by fusing crystal clear blocks of ice together by lying them horizontally flat against each other inside a large container in the freezer.

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The Snowman and The Iceman make it into The Metro

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The Hamiltons have been privileged to work on the celebrations for The Snowman’s 30th anniversary DVD which is available to buy now.

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Swiss Sculptures take over London

From mid to the end of November exclusive Hamilton ice sculptures will be presented to the public at five iconic London venues as part of promotional events for Swiss Tourism.

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When Hollywood asks for snow…

Exciting things are afoot for the Hamiltons today as they have been drafted into Pinewood Studios to create authentic snowfall for Roth Films and Universal Pictures’ latest venture, Snow White and the Huntsman. Here you can see Duncan collecting the white stuff for two insert shots to be captured with a macro lens – one of which will see blood falling onto snow and the other which will see snow falling onto a road. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until June next year to see the team’s latest foray onto the silver screen, but by all accounts, it’ll definitely be worth it.

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Come fly with me.

If you were out doing your Christmas shopping on Reading’s Broad Street last Saturday, you would have been treated to the live carving of a polar bear. Here you can see the intrigued punters looking on as Ben chisels away at the blocks of ice that eventually smooth out and melt into shape.

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Cinderella’s Dream

You may have noticed that the blog is a little later than usual this week as Jamie and Ben have just returned from Hong Kong where they sculpted a three ton fairytale carriage to promote the Metro City Plaza shopping centre. In order to create such a large and intricate structure, they spent 30 hours in a freezer at -10 degrees using local ice.

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