11242 Sebring Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240
Artic Diamond Ice Sculptures is among the nation’s top ice sculpting companies. We are located in Southwest Ohio servicing: Cincinnati, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington and Indianapolis. We have done work for our clients all over the United States. By integrating artistic creativity, over 30 years of combined experience, and state of the art technology, we produce unparalleled quality ice displays for all occasions. Artic Diamond has been serving hotels, restaurants, country clubs, liquor distributors, event planners, and retail customers for over fifteen years. We also provide ice sculptures of all sizes for outdoor festivals and events that include multi- block displays and interactive play areas. We specialize in creating custom ice bars that are recognized as the best in the industry.
Artic Diamond has the privilege of providing ice displays for The Kentucky Derby, The Official NFL Tailgate Party, The Indianapolis 500, The World Equestrian Games, New Years Eve on Fountain Square and many other events. Some of our notable clients include Proctor and Gamble, Jeff Ruby’s Culinary Entertainment, United States ARMY, Marriott Hotels, Southern Wine and Spirits, Brown - Forman, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Great American Ballpark and Horseshoe Casino.
Artic Diamond is committed to providing not only the highest quality sculptures but also impeccable quality of service. We have a passion to provide the highest quality product and best customer service through timeliness, courteous staff, and our capability to custom design an ice sculpture to fit every event. We are confident that your experience with Artic Diamond will be a great one.
A. Of all the questions we're asked, this is the most frequent. Tap water runs through a filtration system and is then kept in motion during the freezing process.
The most important part of this process is keeping the water moving while the ice freezes. The basic concept behind clear ice is...moving water freezes clear.
Q. How long does a sculpture last indoors vs. outdoors?
A. A standard single block ice sculpture will last 5 to 7 hours in a climate controlled environment (approximately 72 degrees.)
For outdoor events, there are many climate factors that can change this length of time such as, sunlight, temperature, wind, humidity, and rain. We suggest that any sculpture set outside should be covered by an awning or tent to protect it from these conditions.
Q. How much notice do you need for an ice sculpture order?
A. To assure availability on a specific date, you should order as early as you can. Certain holiday/wedding dates can fill up quickly, but don’t hesitate to call us because you think you are too late to order a sculpture.
We prefer to have about a month notice, but we have filled same day orders.
Q. How long do they take to create?
A. This is a matter of intricacy. Some sculptures can take 2 to 3 hours to finish. Other sculptures; those requiring our specialty painting process for instance, can take days.
We do not rest until we feel that we have provided the absolute finest quality for each and every sculpture. It doesn't matter to us if its custom or not. All our sculptures matter to us.
Q. What is the size of a regular sculpture?
A. A standard one block sculpture measures 20” wide x 40” high x 9” thick and weighs approximately 200 lbs. A one block logo measures approximately 35” wide x 35” high x 4” thick and weighs approximately 200 lbs.
A half block sculpture measures approximately 18” wide x 30” high x 4” thick and weighs approximately 100 lbs. All sculptures vary in size and weight depending on design.
Q. How much does a sculpture cost?
A. Our prices vary by sculpture. Some of our basic sculptures sell for a couple hundred dollars, and other sculptures sell for several thousand. Just give us a call for any quote on a specific display.
Q. What does your set-up service provide?
A. We suggest setting up a sculpture up about 1 hour prior to your guests arriving. Our standard sculpture tray needs 2 ft x 2 ft of table space and our large tray needs 4 ft x 2 ft of table space.
Our set-up includes the equipment to display the sculpture (tray, light, drain bucket, and hosing.) We do not supply tables, cloths, skirting, etc. You need to arrange for a table (clothed and skirted) and a nearby electrical outlet for our light.