Who is Rock On Ice?
Rock On Ice was established in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio. Greg Butauski, owner and sculptor, and Trey Justice, owner and production manager, strive to wow their customers in every way imaginable. From customer service to dependable and affordable ice sculptures, we promise to be there for you.
Throughout the years Greg Butauski has acquired an outstanding name for himself in the ice sculpting industry. From the first time Greg picked up a chainsaw in college (1991), he knew that ice would be his lifelong passion. After years of hard work and dedication, Greg has become one of only 5 Certified Master Carvers (by NICA) in the country. He was the captain of team USA at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and competed and won the World Ice Art Championships in 2005 as Team Ohio (teammates Aaron Costic, Chad Hartson, Jeff Meyers).
Greg has also served on the NICA board of directors for 6 years and currently serves as the President of the association. He was also awarded the honor of 2009 NICA Tour Champion.
Trey Justice is an award winning carver as well. He is also a Certified Professional Carver by NICA. Recently he scored a gold medal winning a team event at St. Joes Michigan by carving a big gold fish. We often refer to the fish as Sid! Trey is on the Board of directors for The National Ice Carving Association and is our local expert on making clear ice for chefs and clients alike.
Greg and Trey have ventured out and created a new company, Art the Experience, that will forever change the art world! It's the newest form of interactive art entertainment that includes wood carving, sand sculpting, sidewalk chalk drawing, painting, vegetable carving, and much more.
Although Greg and Trey have accomplished many great things within their careers they still have high expectations for the future.
Certified Master Carver
Certified Professional Carver
Rock On Ice is proud to be a member of the greatest ice sculpting organization in the world. The National Ice Carving Association (NICA) is a not-for-profit group that promotes the art of ice sculpture, educate ice carvers and certifies carvers and businesses. NICA also crowns a National Champion, Collegiate National Champions and sanctions ice carving events all over the world. If your at an ice carving competition and its not NICA sanctioned then you may as well call it a demonstration.