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Assassin's Creed: Dawn of Ragnarok
Promo Event: Life-Sized Ice Sculptures

Events

18 Jun 2022

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Edited By:

Ashlea Blackett

During the promotional campaign for Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok in March 2022, Ubisoft hosted a unique one-day pop-up event outside of the Hoog Catharijne shopping mall in Utrecht, Netherlands.

 

The mall, which is also connected to Utrecht Station Central, hosted two life-sized ice sculptures of Odin and Surtr, and acted as an excellent photo opportunity for both shoppers and travellers alike. Ubisoft also invited a number of social media influencers to promote the event, such as Instagram star Rudi Wijnen and Streamer Joost Bouhof.   

This event no doubt took a lot of effort to maintain due to the cold temperatures needed to prevent the ice from melting, making it easily one of the most unusual and memorable Assassin's Creed promotional stunts in recent memory, largely due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

We here at TOWCB noticed that this event slid under the radar for many fans, so we wanted to recognise and highlight the creative efforts of those involved. We hope to see more Assassin's Creed ice sculptures at future events!

Here are some images from the event from a variety of sources.



Image by Rick Broers https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca6-GCcAYxv/




Photo by officialyarasky https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca7BZsigTjF/


Images by uberquin



Photo by officialyarasky https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca7BZsigTjF/


Image via Ubisoft Belgium https://twitter.com/ubisoftbe/status/1501931592570204165


Image via Rudi Wijnen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roediementair/


Image via Joost Bouhof https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca60eRxNTw7/


Image via Joost Bouhof https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca60eRxNTw7/


Photo by kayip_c_gaming Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca7B4EMopIH/


Promo event by kayip_c_gaming Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca7B4EMopIH/



Photo by uberquin Sutr the Frost Giant by uberquin https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca6-oMAo4pc/



Photo by uberquin https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca6-oMAo4pc/



Image by gamemeneer Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca61L6pMwR6/



Image by gamemeneer Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca61L6pMwR6/



Image by meesdix Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca69dWGKh4f/



Ice Ice Image by itzseda https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbss6h1In9h/



Ice tease Image via PopUpBrandStores https://www.instagram.com/popupbrandstores/


Here is a promotional video produced by Ubisoft showcasing the event. Source


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About the Author

Col is one of the UK's leading Assassin's Creed Community members, and is best known for establishing both 'The Ones Who Came Before' fan community and 'Isu_Network' content creation program.

As Team Leader for The Ones Who Came Before, Col was officially recognised by Ubisoft, becoming one the UK Assassin's Creed community ambassadors in 2016. He has attended many events after spending a decade in the AC Community, and has worked on countless projects, all of which you can find here on TOWCB website.

He is also a former Ubisoft Star Player and member of The Mentors Guild, two recognisable community programs which opened doors and took his status within the AC Community to the next level.

Colum Blackett (Col_96)

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