Thanks to the colder temperatures and the ability to make snow with machines the 30th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will happen. FINALLY!

It starts this Wednesday through Saturday.

The Rockford Register Star reports that the snow competition that was postponed due to lack of snow will kick off this Wednesday, January 27th at sunrise and run through Saturday, January 30th at Sinnissippi Park.

"Teams from around the state will compete for a chance to represent Illinois in the 2017 U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition. The creative and intricate sculptures will be on display as long as weather allows."

The awards ceremony will be held this Saturday at 1PM. The even is free and open to the public. A suggested donation is appreciated but not required.

To learn more about the competition, rules and general information, click here.

I'm glad this was able to happen, it's part of Rockford's history and tradition. For it to not happen is like not having the festival of lights at Christmas. The city needs this fun bright spot. Especially now.