Back to Itineraries

Family Friendly, Art & Culture, Great Outdoors

Itinerary

York Ice Trail Sculpture List

From 10am, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023.

A Make It York Event, sponsored by York Park & Ride


Time Travel through the prehistoric age, walk through history and step into the future on A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME at York Ice Trail 2023. Handcrafted sculptures from different time and dimensions are waiting to be discovered. Live carving, interactive experiences and the chance to win great prizes, it’s an extraordinary day out!

Meet the sponsors of York Ice Trail 2023 and get some hints as to what some of the ice sculptures for this year's event might be!

Duration:

Full-Day

Back to Itineraries
Itinerary

York Ice Trail Sculpture List

CAG York Ice Sculptures Trail 2023 009

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

In this Itinerary

1

MIY Logo Colour Stacked

A Journey Through Time | Provided by Make It York

Location: Parliament Street

York's Destination Management Organisation Enhancing and promoting York as a world-class destination. Compact and beautiful, York is a modern cosmopolitan city with deep historic roots spanning over 2000 years. It is our privilege to be the city’s destination management organisation, enhancing and promoting York as a world-class destination.

2

YO1 Radio Logo

Y01 MIC | Provided by YO1 Radio

Location: Parliament Street

YO1 Radio is York’s local radio station, and provides a great mix of local news, weather, travel and community information – together with the very best songs from the 1980s to the present day and a sprinkling of all-time classics too.

3

GC by arriva

York to London Skyline | Provided by Grand Central

Location: Parliament Street

Grand Central connects the North East and West Riding with regular train services to and from London. This design showcases the direct journey customers take when catching a Grand Central service between our city of York and the capital. Can you name all the landmarks?

4

FE Primary Logo Green

Growing the Future | Provided by Dalby Forest

Location: Parliament Street

Home to over 8,500 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest. The Dalby Forest sculpture encapsulates a journey through time from seedling to majestic tree. Throughout its journey, the tree witnesses many things and stands wisely over the forest. We wanted to demonstrate the importance of trees in a forever changing landscape. The journey from seedling to fully-fledged tree takes decades and we wanted …

5

124824004 3333013163492079 2168899348096524262 n

Cash-asaurus T-Rex | Provided by YorkMix Radio

Location: Parliament Street

YorkMix broadcasts across York & North Yorkshire and publishes the online news platform YorkMix.com - as a digital business we're no dinosaur but we do like to make a noise, just like our Cash-o-saurus sculpture! Our frozen dinosaur sculpture has coins inside its body. We'll be inviting people to guess how much cash has been frozen inside the Cash-o-saurus with one lucky person winning £1000.

6

Ate

Atey Ate Miles Per Hour | Provided by Ate O’Clock

Location: High Ousegate

Our businesses are Ate O'Clock Restaurant & Social 8 Lounge. Our chosen sculpture this year is "The Delorean" car from the "Back to the Future" films. The reason for the design is we always try to theme around the number 8 due to the business's names (for eg our clocks are all set to 8:00 in the restaurant) and as the ice trail theme is "a journey through time" it seemed the perfect match.

7

GOHY Logo Landscape Colour Gold Blue RGB 72dpi

121 Years of Making Magic | Provided by Grand Opera House York

Location: Spurriergate

The Grand Opera House York is the home of theatre and live entertainment in York. We offer something for everyone, family shows, comedy, classic plays, musicals and outstanding operas – we have it all. Our focus is to continue enabling the best of the West End to be available in York. The stage is the heartbeat of the venue, where the magic happens. For this reason we have chosen the GOHY stage as our ice sculpture.

8

QQYDA HOTEL LOGO RGB

Every Moment Matters | Provided by Park Inn by Radisson (soon to be Radisson York)

Location: North Street

Discover our hotel in York city centre, near the Minster and other attractions. The Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre (soon to be Radisson York) offers a convenient central base for hotel breaks in York, with easy access to all the top local attractions.

9

THEGRAND Logo CMYK

Where Ever I Lay My Hat… | Provided by The Grand, York

Location: Station Rise

Experience York's most luxurious address at The Grand, York, Yorkshire's only AA rated 5-star hotel. Housed in the former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway, the stunning Edwardian building retains much of his stunning architecture and original features with views of the York Minster and the city's ancient walls.

10

Lner

100 Years of LNER | Provided by LNER

Location: Station Road

There’s no quicker way to get to the heart of historic York with train journeys less than two hours from London King’s Cross. Choose from standard or first class travel and even opt for the quiet coach and save up to 52% when you book in advance vs booking an anytime ticket. We’ll also never charge you a booking fee, so you’re guaranteed the cheapest price.

11

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: The Roman | Provided by York BID

Location: Micklegate

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

12

THE HOLE IN WAND LOGO FIN

The Enchanted Unicorn | Provided by Hole In Wand

Location: Middletons

The Hole In Wand Wizard golf on Coppergate and The Potions Cauldron on Shambles serve magical potions to Wizards and our Enchanted Unicorn sculpture is based on our Unicorn Essence magical drink.

13

York gin logo with registered trademark web

Ginny the Dragon | Provided by York Gin

Location: Middletons

York Gin is a small independent distiller of some of the world’s finest gins. It is York's only distillery. The company began as an idea cooked up in one of York’s finest independent pubs, The Swan. A group of friends (and the landlord) decided it was time for the city to have its own gin company.

14

CC Logo RGB Stacked Full Color

20,000 Leagues Under the Ouse | Provided by City Cruises

Location: Middletons

Release the Kraken! City Cruises York invites you to gaze upon this legendary sea monster. We may have only sailed the Ouse for a number of years, but we are excited to show what came before, who knows, it may still lurk in the depths of the Ouse! Luckily, our River Prince never actually had an encounter with the beast as shown in our sculpture… or did it? Come aboard and see for yourself.

15

Middletons Logo 05

The Monstrous Chimera | Provided by Middletons

Location: Middletons

Nestled in secluded courtyard gardens and within the City walls, Middletons Hotel offers 56 cosy guest rooms spread over six historic, grade II listed buildings. Facilities on site include car parking, a gym, all-day dining, super fast wi-fi and a range of meeting and event suites.

16

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: The Butcher | Provided by York BID

Location: Kings Staith

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

17

Coppergateshopping removebg preview

Coppergate Viking | Provided by Coppergate Centre

Location: Coppergate Centre

The Coppergate Centre is built on old Viking settlements, and with JORVIK as a key part of our culture offering, how could we choose anything but a Viking-theme for our ice sculpture?

18

Spark Logo Grey

E.T. Comes Home | Provided by Spark:York

Location: Piccadilly

SPARK* is a community space for positive social change where we help launch York's most exciting start-ups into trading orbit. This Winter, we've transformed our venue into an otherworldly, interplanetary wonder. We're sure our little extraterrestrial pal E.T. can cosily settle down here on Piccadilly. We have the best street food, drinks and independent pop-up retailers to keep the whole family (including four legged friends) occupied and in the zone.

19

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: Dick Turpin | Provided by York BID

Location: Walmgate

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

20

Logo hiscox white background screen v01

Adventure is Out There | Provided by Hiscox

Location: The Stonebow

We are a diversified international insurance group with a powerful brand, strong balance sheet and plenty of room to grow. Listed on the London Stock Exchange and headquartered in Bermuda, we currently have over 3,000 staff across 14 countries and 35 offices.

21

YCS Logo CMYK large

York’s Chocolate Story Clock | Provided by York Chocolate Story

Location: King’s Square

York's Chocolate Story is the home of chocolate. Join us and unwrap the history and heritage that made York the chocolate capital. Our sculpture is a tribute to Terry's Clock, nicknamed the kitchen clock also a look out post during the second world war. What better way to celebrate York's chocolate past.

22

186474328 10158566112310787 8458484687030433950 n

Erupted Volcano | Provided by Lucia Bar

Location: Grape Lane

Lucia's flagship York Restaurant is located in the heart of the city, just minutes away from iconic landmarks including York Minster and The Shambles. Come and relax in our heated Mediterranean courtyard or come inside and experience our cosy restaurant and cosey 1st floor lounge bar. Lucia York is the perfect destination to celebrate good times with friends and family, day and night.

23

Bradleys York

The York Rose Diamond by Kay Bradley | Provided by Bradley’s Jewellers, York

Location: Low Petergate

We are a family-owned, family-run business and we place that at the heart of everything we do. Our absolute priority is customer satisfaction and we strive to ensure that the level of service that we provide is uniformly brilliant. We carefully hand pick our stock, often purchasing individual items that we believe our customers will love.

24

200 Degrees Coffee

Minus 200 Degrees Coffee | Provided by 200 Degrees Coffee

Location: Low Petergate

200 Degrees Coffee roast and serve better coffee across the midlands and north, we have Barista Schools and send our coffee to peoples homes throughout the UK. We went with a coffee cup - it took our marketing team hours to come up with the idea....

25

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: Anne Lister | Provided by York BID

Location: Goodramgate

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

26

York Minster

Gothic Grotesque | Provided by York Minster

Location: Minster Piazza

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a medieval masterpiece in stained glass and stone and a centre for Christianity in the north of England since the 7th century. Our ‘Gothic Grotesque’ sculpture takes inspiration from the cathedral’s medieval architecture. Grotesques are decorative stone carvings common in the medieval period, often taking the form of mythical creatures or humorous characters. You can spot hundreds of grotesques on both the outside and inside of the…

27

91350c07 779b 4d2c a824 dc3de2bcead3 upload your hi res logo no less than 1mb 4 SMG NRM Logo Black large

Celebrating 100 Years of Flying Scotsman | Provided by National Railway Museum

Location: High Petergate

This year marks 100 years since Flying Scotsman first took to the rails. Experience the thrill of becoming the driving in our miniature, frozen version of this steam legend. To mark the centenary, there are a series of Flying Scotsman events, including a visit to the the National Railway Museum over Easter.

28

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: Guy Fawkes | Provided by York BID

Location: Gillygate

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

29

PC York Horizontal Black 01 1

The Pearly Cow | Provided by No.1 by GuestHouse

Location: Clifton

No.1 York is GuestHouse Hotel's latest home in this noble city just a 10-minute stroll from York Minster. The building is a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse of stately proportions and head-turningly good looks. It has huge, dreamy sash windows, higher-than-high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase, and ivy around the door. Its grand-but-friendly face is full of charm, and inside you’ll find pantries stocked full of treats for the taking, great restaurant food throughout the day, delicious dr…

30

North York Moors NPA

Layers of Time | Provided by North York Moors National Park

Location: Exhibition Sq

‘Layers of time’ showcases the vast history of the North York Moors as a place of nature and human activity for centuries worth of generations. As we look through the layers, we see how people used this treasured area of the country, while understanding more about what we can do to ensure its upkeep for future generations. At the National Park we strive to ensure the land and its rich heritage is cared for so visitors and communities can enjoy for years to come.

31

YORKBID logo White on blue circle

York Quest App: Wally Herbert | Provided by York BID

Location: Museum Street

The York BID supports businesses in the city centre. This year our six sculptures showcase some of the characters from our Travel Through Time trail on the York Quest AR app. This trail is available all year round and encourages families to discover the city through meeting some if it's fascinating historical figures.

32

Yorkshire Museum B Single

Ryedale Roman Hoard | Provided by Yorkshire Museum

Location: Museum Gardens

We are home to some of the greatest archaeological and geological finds in Britain! Our latest exhibition is about the incredible discovery of the Ryedale Hoard which was uncovered in North Yorkshire. The finds contain some of Yorkshire’s most important Roman objects, including an 1,800 year old bronze bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Who buried the hoard remains a mystery!

33

JL reveresed out

Greek Minotaur | Provided by The Judge’s Lodging

Location: Lendal

In a fantastic location, within the shadow of York Minster, the Judges Lodgings is the only Grade 1 listed Georgian Town House hotel within the centre of York and features stylish rooms, popular cellar bar, hearty food and two sun terraces.

34

Parkand Ride

Busloads to Love! | Provided by York Park & Ride

Location: St Helen’s Square

York Park & Ride is proud to connect people across the world to York through our zero-emission bus services! We’ve been a part of York’s history for many years and invite you to discover ‘Busloads to love’ across the city by travelling with Park & Ride. Our interactive sculpture features the front of one of our buses, with a space in the window for you to snap a serious, special or silly photo!

35

Bettys Est 1919 Logo Burgandy

The Bettys Express Train | Provided by Bettys

Location: Davygate

Few visitors to York fail to visit Bettys. Founded in 1919, Bettys’ mouth-watering cakes, refreshing teas and friendly smiles have made it world famous. The menus feature a unique mix of continental classics and British favourites – plus, of course, Bettys’ legendary afternoon tea which is one of Visit England's '101 things to do before you go abroad’.

36

CC Logo Light

Fire Breathing Dinosaur | Provided by Cut and Craft

Location: St Sampson’s Square

The Cut & Craft is an informal steak & beer restaurant specialising in delicious flat iron steak and craft beers. Comfortable, casual and stylish, our venue has been newly renovated to the highest of standards.

37

Mapgrid

Live Carving | Provided by York Ice Trail

Location: St Sampson’s Square

Watch as master carvers create their masterpieces on St Sampson’s Square.

You may also like

DJI 0754 1758844200
Stay white

Foxhill Park

Love York Welcome Back Credit Ravage Productions
Family friendly white

#LoveYork: Welcome Back

Princess Mews
Stay white

YorGuest Ltd