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Tierra del Fuego is one of the most unique islands in the world . Being the southernmost part of the planet's continent, life there has its conditions, but also its advantages . We tell you what are the most typical events that fueguinos and fueguinas enjoy year to year.
This celebration is one of the icons of Tierra del Fuego. Since 1995 it represents a meeting place for artists that year by year have been approaching, both from the country and other parts of the world. The beginning of the competition, was given from a group of members of the Usunday Foundation, Chaco sculptors who managed to spread the techniques to develop these types of figures . The Art Association “Formas del Fuego” along with the Undersecretary of Culture and Education of the Municipality of Ushuaia also accompanied the development of this festival.
Over the years, sculptors from countries like the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia were approaching to show their skills and participate in the contest . The festival was achieving such a mass, that in 2002, on the initiative of the then National Deputy Omar Rubén Becerra Ushuaia was declared the National Capital of Snow Sculptures by Law n. ° 25638
Teams must be made up of three people over the age of 16 , which must present a sketch prior to the beginning of the sculpture. Each team will have a snow block of 2.40 m x 2.40 m x 2.40 m it will have to be sculpted on all their faces and can not be increased in its volume.
The tools are provided by the organization and consist of: a kit with wide shovel, ladder, saw, curved rimmer, flat rimmer, grater, spout, plastic bucket and small axe. Snow, water and other tools not supplied can also be used, except electrical or combustion equipment. The awards awarded are: the Sculptors' Prize, the Adult Audience Award (first, second and third prize) and the Children's Audience Award.
The race sleds pulled by Siberians is a great way to start with all winter season . The race is recognized throughout the American continent because in the southernmost city in the world have the ideal conditions for its excellent development: landscape, weather, dust snow, specially bred dogs to pull sleds and also the mystique of being “the end of the world.”
This activity is known internationally and it is called” sled dog race ”. It has the unique appeal of uniting the captivating beauty of great snowy valley in the south of Tierra del Fuego with the skill and agility of the beautiful dogs , genetically adapted to climatic conditions and sportively trained for the enjoyment of the game and competencies. Everyone is very attentive to the command voice of their director (driver).
The race dog sleds in Ushuaia is developed in the provincial ski trail in the city , usually in June. The last editions consisted of four stages of a distance of approximately 21 km. Three of them are developed by day and one is nocturnal The modalities are ፦sled dog (dog sledding) -six dogs/skijoring (skier with dog) -a dog (promotional)
Publication Date: 13/03/2021
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