Look for the nation’s top amateur and professional ice carvers to strut their stuff Saturday, Jan. 19 at Stowe. The event is part of the resort community’s annual 10-day Winter Carnival. Head to the Spruce Peak Plaza between noon and 4 p.m. to watch the creations in progress. An awards ceremony and live music party starts at 7 p.m. inside Spruce Camp. Theme of this year’s carving contest is “circus,” but this is serious stuff, so they won’t be clowning around, so to speak. The Stowe Winter Carnival is a happening that actually began in 1922 – almost a century ago.