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15 impressive winter creations

By: Catie Leary on Jan. 31, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
Spectators crowd around a snow sculpture depicting a snowboarder rounding around a tree at the Winterlude festival in Ottawa, Canada.

Photo: Robbie1/Flickr

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Ottawa's Winterlude

Spectators crowd around a snow sculpture depicting a snowboarder rounding a tree at the Winterlude festival in Ottawa, Canada.

Winterlude is an annual snow festival that lasts three weekends in February and features the largest ice skating rink in the world, the continent's largest snow playground and, of course, a snow sculpting competition.