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Third-annual ‘Iced Out’ carving competition returns to Orlando Dec. 15

by Brittani Tuttle

Orlando’s top chefs will come together once again on Saturday, Dec. 15 for “Iced Out,” an ice-carving competition held poolside at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

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Chill out this holiday with the third-annual Iced Out carving competition.

Free and open to the public, this year’s Iced Out contest will benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

Guests who come to watch will hear the roaring sounds of chainsaws, picks, and ice scrapers as participants face off against each other and Florida’s weather to sculpt huge 300-pound blocks of ice into delicate – and temporary – works of art.

This cool affair will take place from 5-8 p.m., outside on the Rosen Plaza pool deck. Guests can purchase a variety of holiday treats and specialty cocktails during their experience, and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Canine Companions for Independence – a national nonprofit organization that raises and trains assistance dogs provided for free to people with disabilities.

Guests can also jam out to a nearby DJ, who will spin holiday tunes throughout the night. A photo booth will also be open to capture all the fun.

This year’s judges include chefs Hiroshi Nogushi, Raffy Pambuan, and Rosen Shingle Creek Executive Pastry Chef David Ramirez.

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“Iced Out is a uniquely Orlando event,” said Victoria Hall, director of sales and marketing for Rosen Plaza. “It lets the chefs show off their artistry surrounded by swaying palm trees and the sounds of classic Christmas music. Best of all, it brings families together each year for fun benefitting a great cause.”

Iced Out is free for any and all to attend. If you plan on stopping by, register for the event on its Eventbrite page. General parking is free, and valet parking is $10.

For more information, visit RosenPlaza.com/Holidays.

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