Ice sculptures melt more and sell more as temperatures rise
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Ice sculptures rely on cool temperatures to keep from melting, so you might think record breaking high temperatures over the past week would slow a sculptor's business.
The manager at
Westside Ice Co.
says that is not the case.
The sculptures, which take up to six hours to make, are sold year-round, even during the famously hot summers.
The sculptures weigh about 150 pounds and last up to eight hours.
Business usually picks up during warmer weather even though statues melt a little faster, according to manager Patrick Bailey.
"The warm weather does help, because people will tend to get married when it's the warm weather outside -- not so much in the winter time -- so with temperatures being the way they are, people are out getting married; ordering ice sculptures," said Bailey.
Overall, the higher the temperatures, the higher the sales, according to Bailey of the company which also sells many other forms of ice in bulk.