Move over Frosty the Snowman, Concord has Mr. Robert Chislett, our renowned ice sculptor of Chisel It Ice. He’s one of the best in the country, trained and mentored by world renown ice sculptor Vivat Hongpong. Recently, the Golden State Warriors called upon him for this season’s opening night celebration, the night the Warriors received their NBA 2018 Championship rings. For this event, Chisel It Ice built a fully stocked ice bar, an ice throne, and ice basketballs, and several frozen Warrior Jerseys. In 2016, Chisel It Ice had been called upon for NBA Championships, NHL Finals, NFL Superbowl, and the MLB World Series.
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for Chisel It Ice. They deliver up to 20 deliveries each day. I toured his freezer warehouse where 15 tons of ice sculptures were waiting to be shipped.
Many corporations and Holiday events will request custom sculptures of all shapes, sizes and colors. The overall economy has been stronger this year, resulting in an increase in demand for frozen statues, furniture and centerpieces each customized to fit anyone’s needs.
No project has been too big. He has sculpted a full-size convertible Lexus, a piano, palaces, and a Wells Fargo stagecoach. Each is an intricately detailed masterpiece. The Lexus weighed in at 10 tons.
Robert makes his own ice blocks and his tools are chainsaws, chipping tools, torches and a 20’x12’ freezer. The rest is up to the creative minds and hands a small team of designers including his CIO, Chief Inspiration Officer, his 13-year old-daughter, Claire.
“There’s over 100 years of ice sculpting experience working here,” Robert stated. “My more senior designers, Andrew Martin, Jason Adams, Devin King, Jack Mackey each have eight plus years.” Robert has 27 years of experience.
Even if you don’t need an ice sculpture, you will be amazed at the artistry and colors an ice sculpture can have. Visit his gallery online at I think you will agree, they are just plain cool.