In the park, 2017 was a warm year so snow was challenging. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson

and

Sarah Guy-Levar

In the park, 2006 there was a lot of laughter as the hippo came to life.This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet, 

Stephaie Bish, and Alanna Dore


20th Anniversary of the Ely Winter Festival

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Shelly Frederickson, Emily Ingram and Terry Cooper.

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Kitty Kennedy and Mitch Bockman

2016 ~  Hook Line and Thinker

In the park, 2013 was a warm year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson, Kitty Kennedy, Sarah Guy-Levar and Greg Knipe.


Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Kitty Kennedy and Mitch Bockman

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Kitty Kennedy and Mitch Bockman

In the park, 2005 was a tough year to carve. It was very warm and the carvings kept caving in. This pelican was supposed to have a fish hanging out of its mouth, but it fell off. hippo came to life.This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Stephaie Bish, and Jolie Ensign

In the park, 2010 was a warm year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe, Heidi Favet, Doug Scheibe.


In the park, Pepe le Pew was created and dedicated in memory of Nancy's sister, Diane, who suddenly passed away three months prior to Winterfest. Diane had a fondness for ginging Nancy and Peppe le Pew trinkets she could lay her hands on - big and small.

Carvers:

 Nancy Scheibe,

Kitty Kennedy,

Kate Hanehan,

Heidi Favet,

Sam Favet

To the left ~ Our team had the opportunity to take on another block in the park. Short on time we carved a Smart Car, complete with flat tire and jack to fix it.


Carvers in the park: Nancy Scheibe, Kit Wilson, Kitty Kennedy, Heidi Favet, Sarah Levar

Zip Zoom Zip Beep Beep 

The 2014 pin carving fell before it was completed because the snow was too soft. The bottom photo is what we salvaged from the pieces.

2003  ~  Penguin Song

2002  ~  Snow Balls

2004  ~  A Snowy Ride

2005  ~  Pelican

2006  ~  Hippo On Ice

2007  ~  Elephant Fun

2008  ~  Thomas the Tank Engine

2009  ~  Ice Dancing

2010  ~  Friends

2011  ~  Bookworms

2012  ~  Pepe le Pew

2013  ~  The Old Woman and the Shoe

2015 ~  Cat In The Hat and the Lorax

Nancy is a Professional Snow Carver in Ely, Minnesota's Annual 

Winter Festival and Snow Carving Symposium

As part of the festival a Snow Carving Symposium (not a contest) is held, which brings international professional snow carver's together. Each carving team is given an eight or twelve foot square block of snow to carve. Carving starts on Thursday and is completed by Sunday afternoon. For more information about this and other events go to the Ely Winter Festival web site.


​​​SNOW CARVING

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Shelly Frederickson, Pam Davis, Connie Muir and Terry Cooper.

In the park, 2018 was a good year for weather and snow. Our carving was user friendly. Viewers could climb inside and look through the leaves. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson

and

Kitty Kennedy.

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Kit Wilson, Pam Davis and Greg Knipe.

In the park, 2009 our carving was eleven feet tall. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe, Heidi Favet, Barb Van Hauer.


To receive an invitation to be a professional snow carver one must first win the amateur contest. Each contestant is given a four foot block of snow to work with. Nancy won her invitation to join the professional carvers with this monkey holding snowballs. Pictured with Nancy is her daughter Naomi Lepore.

Intuitive Consultant ~ Artist

Nancy Scheibe


Nancy Scheibe


Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Shelly Frederickson, Emily Ingram and Terry Cooper.

In the park, 2014 was a fun year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson, Kitty Kennedy,

Wade Pharr and

VCC Students.


2017 ~ Trolls

Due to some physical limitations this year carving was frustrating at times. I am not used to having other people do the heavy work for me. My son Wade Pharr stepped in several times. It was the first time we had carved together since 2002. The weather was perfect. The snow was good, but there were some rather large pockets with no snow - they

                          were usually in a critical area and

                          required a lot of repacking and

                          waiting for the snow to set up again. 

2014  ~  Golden Fibonacci Spiral and Zip Zoom Zip Beep Beep

In the park, 2008 our carving was thirteen feet long. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet, 

Alanna Dore

and Stephaie Bish.


Winterfest Mascot the Voyageur at the Front Porch , Carved by Nancy Scheibe

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe and Britani Kayala

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , The Pin was created by Emma Kari who assisted, Nancy Scheibe, Shelly Frederickson, Emily Ingram and Terry Cooper in carving it.

In the park, 2015 was a fun year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,  Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson, Kitty Kennedy,

Wade Pharr and

VCC Students.


2018 ~  Tree of Life

First Large Carving Block In the park, 2003 was a cold year. It was 28 below zero most of the time.This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Jolie Ensign

​and LeDoux


In the park, 2016 was a great year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet,

Kit Wilson 

and

Jamie Stocks.


In the park, 2007 our carving stood nine feet tall. It was bitter cold - 30 degrees below zero. thirteen feet long. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Heidi Favet, 

and Stephaie Bish.


In the park, 2011 was a warm year for carving. This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe, Kitty Kennedy, Heidi Favet, Kate Henehan.


In the park, 2004 was a cold year. It was 28 below zero most of the time.This years Carvers were,

Nancy Scheibe,

Doug Scheibe


Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Shelly Frederickson, Emily Ingram and Terry Cooper.

Winterfest Pin at the Front Porch , Carving team was Nancy Scheibe, Kitty Kennedy, Mitch Bockman, Karen & Duane Freidrich and Caol Orban