"Ladies and Gentlemen, start your chainsaws" was the refrain as acclaimed ice artists from across the country transformed blocks of ice at the Magnificent 7 Ice Carving Competition at Discovery Green.
Sponsored by Neuro, the fifth annual event attracted hundreds who watched as carvers battled for five hours for prizes, including a cash reward and the coveted People's Choice Award.
Wielding chainsaws, blow torches and razor-sharp chisels, the artists worked with ice slabs harvested from more than 1,500 gallons of recycled rainwater - very much in keeping with Discovery Green's mission. The ice will be used to water the park's landscaping now that the competition has closed.
Right, an ice artist goes for the gold as spectators watch in amazement.