La Peg’s Outdoor Ice Sculpture Bar Is Coming Back

And this year, Pegsicle will feature five artists in its first-ever ice sculpture garden.

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Last winter, La Peg chef-owner Peter Woolsey, an amateur ice sculptor, built a temporary outdoor bar made of ice at the Haas Biergarten. (He actually carved it twice, because at one point, it melted.)

This winter, he’s bringing back Pegsicle, as it’s called, starting on Thursday, January 11th. But this time, there’s a twist: Five artists will be chosen to take up Woolsey’s chainsaw and chisels and create icy works of art for a temporary sculpture garden.

Woolsey and the La Peg team will accept ice sculpture sketches from artists through this Friday, January 5th. After reviewing the entries, they’ll choose five artists who will receive a 36” x 24” x 10” block of ice and access to Woolsey’s tools to carve live for guests at Pegsicle, one at 5 p.m. each night between Monday, January 15th and Friday, January 19th. The sculptures will be illuminated and featured in the venue’s first-ever ice sculpture garden (until they melt, that is).

Pegsicle will keep guests cozy outdoors with three roaring fire pits and hot, wintry drinks fro the ice bar — in addition to frozen shots from its ice luge — for as long as it lasts.

Interested artists should email their ice sculpture sketches to by this Friday, January 5th. The five featured artists will be announced on social media, one each day, beginning on Monday, January 8th.