FAQ



 

Do you use special ice?

Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures grows the 300-pound blocks of crystal clear ice using the circulating tank method. The water circulates constantly, allowing the block to freeze from the bottom up and bringing all of the impurities in the water to the surface. This layer is then shaved off after harvesting.

 

How long does it take to make an ice sculpture?

It depends on the design, complexity, and intricacy of the sculpture. A standard single block sculpture such as a flower vase takes approximately two hours to sculpt. Add the time it takes to make the ice, create the design, prepare the ice for transportation, delivery, and set up, and the total time could be anywhere between five to seven hours.

 

Are ice sculpture molds used?

No molds here! At Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures, EVERY piece is hand sculpted from the 40 x 20 x 10-inch block. This allows us to create and customize any design that our clients can imagine.

 

How long do the sculptures last?

Most sculptures typically will be presentable for up to five to six hours indoors. Outside in the summer, under cover, they will be presentable for approximately four hours. Generally, the details melt away, but the shape of the sculpture will remain for much longer.

 

What happens to the ice sculpture after the event is over?

Most sculptures can easily be taken down without our assistance. However, Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures is available for breakdown and removal service with an additional charge. Larger sculptures such as Ice Bars will include the cost of these services in the price quote.

 

How far in advance do I need to order the ice sculpture?

Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures asks that a minimum of two weeks notice is given for each order. Popular dates during the wedding and holiday seasons fill up quickly. Last minute orders can rarely be accommodated.

 

How far will you travel for an event?

At Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures, we are willing and able to travel around the country and abroad for special projects.

 

How much does an ice sculpture cost?

For average pricing information, please view our pricing sheet here.

 

Pricing

Pricing for all sculptures are quoted on an individual basis. Because there are unlimited themes, styles, and sizes available, sculptures are priced based on design, complexity and size, not by block of ice. Please call or email your ideas for specific design ideas and corresponding quotes.

 

Quotes

All quotes include the preliminary designs, ice sculpture(s), display equipment, set up and delivery fees. All of the preliminary designs used in the quoting process belong to Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures and are not to be used for any other purpose than purchasing from Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures.

 

Display Equipment

Included in the price of the sculpture, Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures will provide a display tray with color-changing LED light and bucket to catch excess water. The client is required to provide a clothed and skirted table strong enough to support the weight of the ice.

 

Breakdown and Removal Costs

In most cases, breakdown and removals can be handled by the staff at the venue of the event. However, Full Spectrum is happy to provide this service for a fee of $125.00 per ice sculpture. Ice Bar breakdowns start at $200.00 per bar for service before midnight.

After midnight, breakdowns start at $300.00 per bar.

 

Payments

Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures gladly accepts most major credit cards, business or cashier’s checks, or cold, hard cash. A credit card on file or a 50% down payment is required to hold the date and delivery time. Full payment is required two weeks before the event.

Any additional questions call 512.560.2340 in Austin or 210.901.9340 in San Antonio or email: stl@fullspectrumice.com