Date(s) - 11/17/2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sailors who don’t go south in the winter to sail the Caribbean usually find a way to be near the water in one form or another. They often ski on water disguised as snow, but some choose water masquerading as ice and help build the ALWAYS temporary ‘Ice Hotels.’ This month’s guest speaker will be Mary Gibbons, a Greenwich resident, who has been involved with the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden since 2005. ICEHOTEL is located on the Torne River approximately 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and is constructed entirely out of ice and snow. Mary started out as a “snice girl” on the construction team and through the years, has added project management/support team, designer, writer, and teacher to her list of accomplishments with ICEHOTEL.
“I loved snow storms as a child and couldn’t wait to get out there and build something, anything! I have always loved going out for long distance walks on winter nights.” Mary studied architecture at SUNY Buffalo and spent a fair amount of time in Lake Placid trying out for the first women’s American Olympic Luge Team in 1976. Each location and experience fed her passion for ice and snow creations. Join us to hear and see her story and catch a glimpse of the elusive ICEHOTEL!!