TKSST is taking a short summer break. Become a member to support our August return
The Kid Should See This

Attempting to create the world’s largest ice carousel

Cut a very large circle into a frozen lake and you may be able to get the ice to spin. It’s called an ice carousel, and on April 7, 2018, around 100 people in Sinclair, Maine created a massive one over Long Lake. They used augers to drill over 1,300 holes, chainsaws to cut the circle out, and a few outboard boat motors to spin the 76 centimeter (30 inch) thick disk of ice.

Sinclair local Jack Caron filmed the event—a world record attempt at the largest ice carousel at around 130 meters (426.5 feet) in diameter and 408.88 meters (1,341.46 feet or around one quarter mile) in circumference—with a DJI Mavic Air drone, above. The video below, filmed by Spencer Caron, shows a few more details:

If they succeeded in their world record attempt, the Maine event may have topped the 122 meter carousel on Lake Lohja in Finland, created at the world’s first Ice Carousel festival just two months earlier.

Next, watch The Sound of Ice, Ice Drumming on Lake Baikal, flying over a herd of reindeer near Kautokeino, Norway, and more winter drone footage.

h/t Kottke.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

The makers of the SAVE plug-in are no longer supporting it. For site speed and security, I've chosen to discontinue its use. If you have saved videos, please back them up with browser bookmarks, Pinterest, or another page saving tool, before they disappear in May 2021. Thank you.
This video was posted 3 years ago.

Watch more videos about...



🌈 Watch these videos next...

Dropping ice chunks down a borehole in Antarctica: What does it sound like?

Rion Nakaya

Freeride Skiing at Home, a stop-motion short

Rion Nakaya

Rolling frisbee on a frozen lake

Rion Nakaya

Can ice on Europa and Enceladus help us find extraterrestrial life?

Rion Nakaya

Aerial stocking: Utah wildlife departments drop fish into lakes from airplanes

Rion Nakaya

How Chloe Kim made the 2018 Olympic Halfpipe Snowboard Team

Rion Nakaya

The Sound of Ice: Skating on thin black ice makes sci-fi movie laser sounds

Rion Nakaya

‘The Fearless are Here’ for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Rion Nakaya

Pow Surf 101: Powder surfing to Debussy’s Clair de Lune

Rion Nakaya