OCC Ice Carvers Off to Good Start this Year

The OCC Culinary Studies Institute Student Ice Carving Team has begun the new year with a string of victories at various events.

At the Holland Ice Show, January 4 and 5, Lindsey Wood took second place with her “Flying Fish,” Ryse Richards won third with “Chameleon,” Aaron Whitten took fifth with his “Dragonfly,” and Ken Mellott won eighth with “Wolf.”


At the Plymouth Ice Festival, January 18-20, Lindsey Wood took second place with “Flying Fish,” and Ryse Richards won third with “Chameleon.”


At the National Zehnder Ice Carving Competition in Frankenmuth, January 26-27, the team of Ryse Richards and Lindsey Wood won the gold medal for “Octopus,” while the team of Aaron Whitten and Conner Walling won the silver with “Rabbit Chasing Dog.”


On February 1 and 2 WWJ Newsradio will present the 10th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon at Art Van Furniture in Warren benefitting the Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW).

 The OCC Student Ice Carving Team will create ice furniture for the event.  Visitors, including local celebrities, will be obliged to sit on the pieces until they can raise $250 for THAW and win their release from “the cold seat.”

THAW has been assisting Michigan residents, children, seniors and those with serious medical conditions, who face energy crisis emergencies for 26 years.

National champions Lindsey Wood (left) and Ryse Richards proudly show their Gold Medal Team Awards at the Zehnder Ice Carving Competition.  Behind them is their prize-winning “Octopus”


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