Sakatah Carvers

Signs and Creations

About Us


Adam Scholljegerdes & Joe Christenson


Adam & Joe’s Ice Creations can be see by the public in the winter season at  a variety of public locations as they participate in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival, Prior Lake’s DecemBRRR Dazzle, and new this season the Kiwanis Holiday Lights.


Adam is truly an artist!  He loves coming up with new and fresh ideas.  He lives in Waterville and his work can be seen throughout the town; from the Waterville city sign on Hwy 60, the Welcome sign Main street and Hwy 13 and you can hardly miss the 10 ½ foot long Sunfish on top of Axle’s bait shop.  Adam’s artwork can be seen across the Midwest in such states as  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois as well as internationally in New Zealand.   


Adam received his degree for Sign lettering and design from Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes in 2002.  He is a member of Letterheads, an international group of sign makers and decorative artists dedicated to passing down traditional sign making skills, and Walldogs, a group of highly skilled mural artists from all over the globe.


Joe Christenson fell in love with Ice Carving in 1986 when he first laid a chisel to the ice at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and he has never missed a season since. Through those years he has garnered five first place finishes and a few second and third place as well. Joe’s children have taken up the art, with Alexa currently working with Joe and Adam on some of the larger projects at the Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival and the Mankato Holiday Lights.


Joe received his degree in Landscape Horticulture from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount way back in 1977 and has created many beautiful landscapes around the Twin Cities since then.