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Waterloo man builds ice sculpture out of recyclable materials

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

It's been such a cold winter in Iowa, it looks like Elsa might have decided to make a visit. 

There's a large ice sculpture outside of Petersen & Tietz Florists & Greenhouses, Inc. 

Jeremy Tietz created the sculpture. It's made entirely out of sprinkler heads, water, and different recyclables from their greenhouse, such as tomato cages. 

The sculpture is estimated to be around 24 feet at its highest. 

"I think I might be the only person in Iowa that has actually enjoyed the 20 below weather," Tietz says. "I started with a sprinkler head on a half-inch diameter pipe. Then I realized I needed a little more structure to keep the ice on, so I started adding on tomato cages and other miscellaneous things I could find to collect the ice on." 

Tietz has spent hours creating this sculpture, and he says he hopes this is the start of a new tradition. He's experimented with using different dyes on the sculpture, such as blue and purple. 

Right now, Peterson and Tietz is holding a contest with the ice sculpture. 

Whoever can come closest to guessing the correct day that the ice sculpture completely melts, will get a 50 dollar gift certificate.

You have to go to Peterson and Tietz  to make your guess. 

Click here for their website. 

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