I was watching TVO last night, not really listening to this bit when they announce special events, but to my surprise the announcer suddenly stood in front of an LOTR poster and said that the annual Christmas Designs in Ice ice sculpture exhibit at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto will have a Lord of the Rings theme this year! I did a little research, and found all the information about it here
Here's a little excerpt:
"Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, 2001
A thrilling 19-year Toronto tradition, Designs in Ice presented by Scotiabank celebrates the art of ice carving and features some of the most skilled carvers in Ontario! Competitors are given two days to transform huge blocks of ice into inspired winter works of art, as crowds of spectators watch in amazement.
An icy theme The magical world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his epic trilogy The Lord Of The Rings shapes the theme for this year's ice sculptures. His timeless story of adventure, unforgettable heroes, acts of courage and an enchanted world inhabited by hobbits, elves, dwarves, wizards, trolls and orcs has ignited imaginations and made dreamers of millions around the world. And now the legend is finally being brought to life on the motion picture screen by Alliance Atlantis and New Line Cinema."