“The tallest ice sculpture measures 16.22 m (53 ft 2.58 in) and was achieved by People’s Government of Yichun City, in Yichun, China, on 19 January 2010. The sculpture was in the shape of a dinosaur. It used about 850 cubic meters (30,017.47 cubic feet) of ice.”
You know what this sculpture screams? Besides the obvious astonishing height and intricate detail, this sculpture also screams teamwork.
Often times ice sculpting requires several steady hands and skillful minds, which is why it makes a fantastic group team building activity.
Group Team Building Activities: Ice Sculpting
During this event, teams come together to create a uniquely majestic masterpiece. I mean, if you stop and think about it, how many times in life are you granted the opportunity to create an ice sculpture?
Once everyone is assembled into groups, a demonstration is given by one of our Master Ice Sculptors. The brief demonstration presents how to handle and utilize the tools necessary to carve and sculpt the ice.
After you are debriefed, you and your team will begin to work together in bringing your visions to life. Every event has a theme, which can help your team decide what to sculpt.
For example, the picture above displays a team whose theme was Boston, and they therefore chose to base their sculpture around the Boston Bruins’ logo during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pretty impressive, right?
When all is said and done, and the sculptures are all completed, each carving will be judged and a winner will be chosen. However, no matter who is deemed victorious, every team will feel a sense of success and affirmation.
Based on past experience, teams really tend to love this program, making it an awesome group team building activity.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This week I went to a Versagility event.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Polaroid Scavenger Hunt.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be. (more…)
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
As September 1st approaches, my mind drifts back to Harry Potter* yet again. I remember being a child and preparing to go back to school – but wishing that I could instead be catching the Hogwarts Express and heading off to some grand adventure. If you read our last blog post, you know that there are many lessons from Harry Potter than can be applied to our real lives. So in honor of the impending date of the return to Hogwarts, here are 7 more things you can learn from the Harry Potter books.
The human desire for kinship, such as friendship or love, is almost universal in our species. This dates back to the early days of human evolution, where strong emotional attachments lead to a higher chance of survival. Because of this, the need for companionship developed as one of the most basic human physiological needs.
June 26th, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter* book. In the two decades since it’s release, this series has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for millions of people around the world. As with many morality tales, the Harry Potter series focuses on the struggle of good over evil.
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