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OCC Slates Series of Ice Sculpture Workshops
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Professional Ice Carver Will Teach Weekly Classes in April

Thomas Selzer, general manager of Instructional Food Services at OCC, will teach a series of workshops on the art of ice sculpturing on Fridays, April 4 through April 25, through OCC Community Education. Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Le Bard Stadium Field House, Room 110.

A certified professional ice carver, Selzer will teach students how to create beautiful ice punch bowls on April 4, followed by amazing ice luges on April 11. Sculpting ice logos will be offered on April 18; the class is a pre-requisite for an April 25 workshop on carving ice tables.

Students will learn how to present and display sculptures for large catering events, as well as the process of making ice, how to use ice sculpturing tools and safety rules. Students will experience transforming a transparent, fragile, cold and wet block of ice into something “alive,” Selzer said.

Registration is $50 for each class, which includes tools, equipment and gloves. Participants are required to wear chef’s clothes and slip and wet-resistant shoes. Sign up online at or call (714) 432-5154. Registration can also be completed at the OCC Bursar’s Office at (714) 432-5880, x1.

Before joining OCC Food Services, Selzer worked for 15 years at the Hyatt Hotel in Irvine as sous chef, restaurant chef, garde manager and executive sous chef. He is a certified executive chef.

What: Ice Sculpture Workshops

When: Fridays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: Orange Coast College Le Bard Stadium Fieldhouse, Room 110
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Registration: $50 per class, register online at
or by phone at (714) 432-5880

Contact: OCC Community Education (714) 432-5154

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa. For complete details about OCC, visit