Even Rudolph couldn’t save the day this time.  North Pole, Alaska, announced earlier this month that the opening of its annual “Christmas in Ice” ice sculpture park has been canceled for the first time ever thanks to a lack of ice, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The Grinch could not be reached for comment. Advertisement The park normally operates through December and opened for the first time 14 years ago in North Pole, which sits 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks, celebrates Christmas year-round and has candy cane designed light posts.  Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the 2019-2020 Christmas in Ice event will not be held.Posted by Christmas In Ice on Tuesday, November 5, 2019  The newest ally in the War on Christmas is Executive Director Keith Fry, who told the News-Miner that there simply isn’t enough ice on local ponds for harvesting and sculpting the creative designs that “Christmas in Ice” is known for. The park attracts carvers from around the world, the News-Miner reported.  Ebenezer Scrooge is reportedly furious about the lost income from tourists but also quietly celebrating the expenses saved in not hosting them. Related Gallery A decade in pictures: Iconic stories, photos and covers of the 2010s North Pole cancels Christmas in Ice — due to lack of ice