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An AICD graduate proudly
finishes one of his projects
- a perfect 20 inch sphere -
Student ice carver

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Instructional Programs

Are Available Year-Round


Not Currently Accepting Reservations

for Private Instruction


AICD is currently in the process of
relocating from Fresno, California to

Oak Ridge, Tennessee!


Oak Ridge is a very beautiful area with federal status as a National Park
due to its historical significance as the Secret City in the lushly
forested mountains adjacent to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Due to the sheer enormity of the move and all that is
involved with re-establishing the studio, we are
not currently offering reservations for instruction.

Update: the first stage of the relocatin is complete.
We are now living in Oak Ridge.

The installation of high amperage electric panels needed for the freezers
and power tools has finally been approved! Rebuilding and outfitting the
new AICD training studio can now begin.
There is still a lot to do.
We are hoping to be up and running again by this time next year.

AICD is world renown...
by those who value the best.

Instruction is

available year round

7 days a week!

To best fit your schedule, hours of
instruction can be modified to fit within
the following Pacific Standard Time frames:

8 am - 8 pm

Call to find out which days are still available.

An extra day of instruction can also be arranged.

In order to provide ample time for tailoring instruction
to best fit your needs, purchase instructional materials,
make ice blocks, etc., please note that full tuition is requested
to be received at least one month prior to instruction.

AICD's Lifetime Certification Guarantee:

Due to AICD's proven "hands on" approach to comprehensive instruction and its stature as a private school, you can earn each level of AICD Certification for life with no certification fees, no yearly fees, and no membership requirements.

To maintain the integrity of AICD's educational programs, activities such as attendance at conventions, competitions, and related activities cannot be counted for receiving AICD Certification. A carver's unique experiences may, however, qualify as the prerequisite for enrolling in AICD's advanced instructional programs.

Wisdom worth repeating:

Pay now or pay later

Back in the 1800's, Englishman John Ruskin had quite a lot to say about the high cost of paying too little.

He wrote: "It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money and that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do".

Ruskin is also credited with another gem well worth mentioning. He said,
"I have no quarrel with those that sell for less. They know what their stuff is worth".

This wisdom is even more important when it comes to securing the kind of high quality, comprehensive instruction that makes amazing careers and reputations possible.

Please read what our alumni have shared...


Be sure to read what chefs and career ice carvers have shared about their experience at AICD.


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