Ice Sculpting Academy is the first full-time ice sculpting
training facility in the United States, and provides the final
link in the culinary student's education program. Student's will
learn the skills to be able to produce professional quality ice
The Academy is a division of SoCal Ice productions, a San Diego
based company, with 16 years experience in the hospitality
SoCal Ice Productions guided by Vice President, Mark Donovan, has
become a successful player in a fast-growing industry. The
company is equiped with the latest the latest technology,
including, ice lathe, CNC router, power tools and accessories.
SoCal Ice Productions also manufactures its own crystal clear
The Academy is the result of years of end planning with Mark
researching techniques and keeping abreaast of new machinery and
equipment developments with leading ice companies around the
Shimizu of the Shimizu Ice Academy in Tokyo, Japan who has
authored three ice sculpting books and is the only recognized
Grand Master Ice Sculptor in the world, has endorsed USA Ice
Sculpting Academy. It is hoped that Shimizu will conduct a
course at the Academy from time to time.
Classes will run from Level 1 Beginners to Advanced workshops and
will also embrace the 'business' side of managing and operating
an ice sculpting company.
(Grand Master, Mitsuo Shimizu)