Photos: The 64th Annual Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival

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1 A team of four horses, one not pictured, carries a sleigh through downtown Waseca, Minn. during the Sleigh and Cutter Parade held on Feb. 8. The parade is a highlight of the 64th Annual Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival. 
2 Ellie the dog was dressed as a lumberjack by her owner for the Sleigh and Cutter Parade held in Waseca, Minn. on Feb. 8. The parade was part of the larger 64th Annual Sleigh and Cutter Festival that takes place in Waseca. Events for the festival can be found on www.sleighandcutter.org. 
3 Assistant Vice President of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival Scott Roemhildt announced the parade as its traveled through downtown Waseca. The parade, as part of the 64th Annual Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival, featured 50 entries of sleighs and cutters of various sizes pulled by horses. 
4 At left, Addison Kelm, 6, and Courteney Christman, 7, right, play amongst an ice castle that was sculpted for the Sleigh and Cutter Festival in Waseca, Minn. Other sculptures included a dragon and a chair decorated by horse heads. 
5 The head of a dragon ice sculpture was on display at the Sleigh and Cutter Festival. Other sculptures that were chiseled by chainsaw included an ice castle and a chair decorated with horse heads. 
6 Bruce Morgan of the Frogtown Curling Club yells instructions to his teammates during an end of a curling match. A curling tournament was held on Clear Lake in Waseca, Minn. as part of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival. Curling teams from across the state competed in the tournament held on Feb. 8. 
7 Ryan Claussen of Rochester, Minn. throws an errant stone during a curling tournament held on Clear Lake as part of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival in Waseca, Minn. Curling clubs from around the state took part in the curling tournament held on Feb. 8. 
8 Leigh Ireland takes off in his snowmobile at the start of a 500-foot drag race held on Clear Lake in Waseca, Minn. Due to the power of the snowmobiles, many racers saw their front skis get airborne at the start of the race. The Kruger Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Race and Time Trials hosted various races for different classes of vintage snowmobiles as part of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival. 
9 From left, Craig Bohlke, Christina Froehlich and Chuck Bohlke cool down their snowmobile's engine in between races on Clear Lake in Waseca, Minn. The Kruger Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Race and Time Trials was held on Feb. 8 as part of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival. The races featured various classes of vintage snowmobiles. 
10 A group of snowmobilers watch the vintage snowmobile races near the finish line on Clear Lake in Waseca, Minn. The vintage snowmobile races featured a 500-foot, four-lane drag strip. 
11 Chuck Bohlke watches Craig Bohlke get his snowmobile ready for a race at the starting line of a 500-foot drag strip on Clear Lake in Waseca, Minn. Over 30 racers competed in the Kruger Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Race and Time Trials held on Feb. 8 as part of the Sleigh and Cutter Festival.