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LCM Announces Ice Sculpting Competition Winners

Lahaina Cannery Mall photo. [1]

Nicholas Gilbert presents the first-place ice sculpitng prize to Shunji Murakami. Lahaina Cannery Mall photo.

Ice artists from Japan and Hawai‘i went head-to-head Sunday, Nov. at Lahaina Cannery Mall’s annual International Ice Sculpting Competition.

Shunji Murakami from Japan took top honors for his impressive heart and eagle design, receiving a $900 cash prize. His name will be engraved on the event’s perpetual trophy, earning him a place in Lahaina Cannery Mall history.

The second place runnr=er-up was Darren Ho of Maui, who sculpted a dolphin and turtle piece.

The LCM event is the only annual ice sculpting competition in Hawai‘i.

Lahaina Cannery Mall is Maui’s only fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping complex. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (7 p.m. Sundays), Lahaina Cannery Mall is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants. The mall is located on the north end of Lahaina Town fronting Honoapi‘ilani Highway and Front Street.

For more information, call (808) 661-5304 or visit www.lahainacannery.com [2].