ROCKFORD, IL- No snow, no snow-sculpting. The 27th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition at Sinnissippi Park has been pushed back a week -- to January 23-26. "We made this decision based on the fact that currently there are not large enough snow piles at the Chicago Rockford International Airport and the snow quality is poor due to dirt and ice. At this time, there is also no measurable snowfall expected over the next week," says John Beck, Events & Recreation Projects Manager in a news release.
Next week, there may not be any snow at all, as Meteorologists Candice King and Brandon Arnold are predicting temperatures into the 40's and possibly as high as 50.
Teams from around the state will compete Rockford's snow sculpting competitions for the right to represent Illinois in the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition, which will be held the following week in Wisconsin.