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Winter Carnival Minecraft Event
Sunday, Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5
The Victoria Theater Arts Center (VTAC) presents COVID-19 safe online programming in our Minecraft Server! In the Summer of 2021, our interns from Hamline College created a virtual version of the 800 block of University Avenue in Minecraft. Our server features our building as it exists now and how it will look after renovations in 2023. VTAC has partnered with Bob Olsen, who is one of two of the world’s leading historians and experts on Ice Palaces. Olsen created a special lecture on history and engineering of Ice Palaces, which will be hosted on our website, YouTube, and Facebook for the whole month of January of 2022. Minecrafter players will use the lecture to learn about how ice palaces are built and create their own ice dwellings in a special arctic biome we have created on our server! On Sunday, January 30th, 2022, Olsen will tour our arctic biome and choose his favorite virtual ice palace.
There are three age groups for building/judging; Youth (12 and under), Teen (13-17), and Adult (18 and above) and participants are welcome to build solo or as part of a team. Winners will receive an official certificate, have an image of their palace published in the Saint Paul Monitor, receive a limited edition poster featuring their palace, and a gift certificate to iPho. Honorable mention winners will receive gift certificates to Two Scoops ice cream!
We invite our community and the St. Paul Winter Carnival to learn and build with us! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MINECRAFT PROGRAM: https://www.victoriatheater.org/minecraft.html
JOIN OUR DISCORD: https://discord.com/invite/PqZUBP96Bx
When: Sunday, January 30th, 2022
Where: The VTAC Minecraft Server
Time: 2-5 pm (SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS!)
Cost: $5 registration fee*
*Fee waivers available for people where cost will be a barrier for participation. All proceeds from registration will go toward the Winter Carnival.
About the Victoria Theater Arts Center:
The mission of the Victoria Theater Arts Center (VTAC) is to build community power by providing a creative home that incubates the arts and amplifies the voices of all people in the neighborhood. VTAC envisions a vibrant neighborhood where the arts welcome, heal, transform and build power for the people of the Frogtown and Rondo communities. Our building, located at 825 University was saved from demolition by the community in 2007 and was subsequently named a local heritage site. In 2023, our building will be open to the public and will feature a 120-seat theater and community arts center.