Preparations are underway in Rice Park for the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival next weekend.
Winter Carnival staff and volunteers helped carve out over a thousand blocks, which each weight about 450 pounds, and bring them to Rice Park, reports note.
"It's a fun process! You work with nice people, you meet a lot of nice people – and it's a good thing to be involved with the community and the Winter Carnival because Minnesota is a unique place to live and it's always fun to do stuff in the winter," volunteer Jim Brown told KARE 11.
The winter carnival runs from Jan. 22 through Feb. 1 and it's free to attend.