Our Difference

We pride ourselves on unique thinking and pushing the limits, but above all else, we pride ourselves on successful events that bring the experiential nature of ice to your guests. You can expect a hassle-free experience complete with freezer transported, on-time delivery, and attractive, mess-free, dependable drainage equipment.

Custom options such as LED uplighting and enhanced, on-site sculpting make Ice Occasions your premier ice designer. We ship ice nationally and internationally for large scale projects.

Ice Occasions is the preferred vendor for many catering companies, pro sports teams, event management and Fortune 500 companies. 


Our Team

International Award-Winning Sculptor, Chris Swarbrick, has traveled the world working with many other amazing ice artists at ice sculpting competitions as well as helping with ice installations and events. He is a part of the winningest team at the St. Paul Winter Carnival team Multi Block Ice Sculpting Competition.  He has placed first and second twice at the De Beers International Ice Sculpting Competition in Yellowknife, NWT. He has competed in the BP World Championships and has won multiple National Ice Carving Association Gold Medals. Ice Occasions is a 4-time ILEA Star Award winner for design and decor.

Chris has trained many culinary students in the art of ice sculpting. He teaches a CNC designing and operating course to international ice sculptors. 

Austin Greenleaf has always had a passion for the culinary arts and for competition. He attended Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in 2014 and graduated with his culinary arts degree in 2015. At the Institute, he discovered his passion for ice sculpting and grew this skill under the instruction of Chef Chris Foltz. He joined Chef Chris on many ice adventures including building ice bars in Vegas, and attending the Ice Carving World Championships in 2016. Here, he met Chris Swarbrick and built a relationship, culminating a move from the west coast to Minnesota.

Working full time for Chris, Austin has harnessed his carving skills and continued to improve at this exciting medium. He has had the incredible pleasure getting to compete alongside incredible artists such as Vitaly Lednov and Junichi Nakamura. Austin looks forward to future ice adventures, whether in the Ellsworth shop, or working with the blue diamond’s up in Alaska.

Ice Occasions continues to lead the ice industry.


Our Mission

We care not to be the biggest ice company but instead the coolest.

For nearly 20 years Ice Occasions has been at the leading edge of the ice industry. Using the latest in industry techniques combined with traditional ice sculpting, we strive to provide you with ice decor that will wow and amaze your guests. We also pride ourselves on our customer service. We make the ordering and design process fun and discuss all aspects of the event to insure a smooth experience.   

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