Celebrate Olympic spirit at SnowFest!and#8217;s Opening Night | SierraSun.com

Celebrate Olympic spirit at SnowFest!and#8217;s Opening Night

SQAUW VALLEY USA, Calif. and#8212; The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation evokes the spirit of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games with an Ice Sculpting Demonstration Friday afternoon, March 4, 4-8 p.m. in the Village at Squaw Valley.

Locally acclaimed artist, sculptor and Museum Docent Ira Kessey will carve a replica of a famed 1960 Olympic snow sculptures originally designed and created by Walt Disney for the Squaw Valley Winter Games.

Skiers, riders and resort guests are invited to view the Olympic sculpture as it is being created and stop by to browse the Museum’s Interim Exhibit while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, sampling Stella Artois beers and mingling with Squaw Valley Olympians.

The Interim Museum features displays of historic ski artifacts, vintage photographs and 1960 Olympic memorabilia, all from its permanent collection dating back to early California skiing and the Longboard era. A raffle to benefit the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation will conclude the afternoonand#8217;s festivities.

The final sculpture will be unveiled at 8 p.m.

The Interim Museum is located in the Village at Squaw Valley directly across from The Auld Dubliner. Museum hours throughout ski season are Fridays, 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Please consider becoming a docent at the Museum. The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. Visit http://www.SquawValleyMuseum.org.

and#8211; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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