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The Blu Ice Bar opens Tuesday.

North Shore resort's ice bar opens Tuesday - the first day of winter

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This past weekend, 12 tons of ice was sculpted into what's destined to be arguably the coolest bar in the Northland.

Wielding a wide array of tools, including chain saws, handsaws, chisels and rotary cutters, Chris Swarbrick, a full-time professional ice sculptor from Ellsworth, Wis., fashioned 80 300-pound blocks of ice into a bar and an ice sofa, where patrons of Grand Superior Lodge can "chill" over drinks poured into glasses also made of solid ice.


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