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

Give us 3 days and we will give you a LIFETIME of better Carving and Design...

Competition Ice Carving Program

This 2 day program of private instruction is taught in part by Paul Germain and also by one of AICD's Adjunct Ice Carving Instructors who is renown as a World Champion Ice Carver in the competitive arena of NICA sponsored ice carving competitions.

AICD's Adjunct Instructors are chosen for their ability to work patiently, while at the same time having high expectations in order to meet the standards that AICD has become known for throughout the culinary and ice carving industries.


Providing far more instruction than what mere demonstrations of complex carvings can provide, Paul Germain's totally immersive, one-to-one, hands-on training techniques and real life applications make even the most detailed features of AICD's fascinating instructional programs come to life. Paul's break through methods of training prove to be nothing short of contagious for highly motivated chefs, culinary instructors, and professional ice carvers who want it all - their testimonials then say it all!

This course of private instruction has been developed for all carvers.

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


Prerequisites: CCIA

AICD's programs of private instruction are available year-round.
Reservations are available up to one year in advance with paid tuition.
Paul German will be happy to adapt your training schedule to best fit
your particular travel needs - such as flight arrival/departure times.

AICD's Competitive Ice Carving Program features 2 days (20 hours) of intensive sculpting instruction and 10 hours of offsite drawing and design oriented homework.

Total Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for this program: 35 hours

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.


Tuition, Class Schedules, Registration Information


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

Our proven "total immersion" approach to individualized instruction is ideal for professional chefs and ice carvers from the United States and around the world who value the optimal use of their time, energy, and level of experience.

Based upon the student's previous art training (whether beginning or advanced), offsite coursework is individually developed to meet the particular needs of each student in order to make his or her preparation for the next day's instructional activities as beneficial and enjoyable as possible. Textbooks, drawing aids, clay, modeling tools, and other materials are furnished upon arrival at AICD for this offsite coursework.

This remarkable program provides one-to-one personalized instruction that is tailored for each student's experience and future objectives. Private instruction ensures that student carvers of any level receive far more actual training and individual guidance than is possible within group ice carving classes. It also provides a much safer and more productive learning environment for developing the advanced art skills needed for highly realistic and creative multi-block construction.

This incredible value is ideal for meeting the needs of ice sculpture companies, culinary schools, hotels, country clubs, caterers, and restaurants.

Our unique program includes hands-on training by World Champion Ice Carvers.

Our private, one-on-one instruction is available for highly motivated ice carvers who want to advance at a rate that is optimum for their learning style, skill, and level of experience. Private instruction can be adapted to suit the individual carver's schedule.

AICD is able to adapt training hours to fit the individual needs of the student's schedule.

AICD's training/certification programs are a valuable way to earn points
for NICA and ACF certification programs, which are independent of AICD.

The ice carving industry is growing at a phenomenal rate in the U.S and around the world. AICD is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive ice sculpture training possible for ice sculpture companies, hotels, caterers, country clubs, and culinary schools seeking to employ highly qualified, professionally certificated chefs, ice carvers, and sales associates.

AICD is fully CCR approved and registered to provide training to all
branches of the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense


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