We've had plenty of chances to practice building snowmen this winter in West Michigan.

Now it's time to put those skills to the test at a snowman-building competition in Grand Rapids on Feb. 8.

The snowman building competition is part of the Mangiamo! Snowman Festival on Feb. 8 and 9.

There are two divisions: one for children 3-12 and one for teens and adults ages 13 and older.

The children's competition runs 10 a.m.-noon.

Teens and adults compete 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

The top entries in each category will win prizes and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Mangiamo! is located at 1033 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids.

Learn more about the snowman-building competition.

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