Wear the Pants means different things to different people. For those at the 2011 OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest, the largest winter festival in the Northweast, it meant a group of gentlemen starting their chainsaws and carving some ice.

One of the keynote events at last weekend’s Winterfest, the Dockers Ice Carving contest provided heated competition and a thrilling display of artistry. James Royal took first place, transforming two blokes of ice into a magnificent Merman. With a regal lion, James Waldron was hot on Royal’s tail, proving that even detail oriented battles can hold a little heat.

Above image courtesy of Jill Rosell.

Images of winner James Royal’s champion Merman and a full look at the contest, via Curated, after the jump.

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