02/12/2014 11:50 am ET

'Ice Desks' Sweep Local Newscasts Across The Country


News stations are resorting to an odd stunt to show just how cold it's been this winter.

Enter the ice desk. Several local newscasts, as Poynter and FTV Live pointed out, had desks carved out of ice outside of their stations. The trend took off, with at least eight stations around the country touting their own ice desks.

There was this one in D.C. this one in Minneapolis: and this one in Providence, Rhode Island:

Anchor Robin Swoboda even rapped about WKYC-TV's ice desk in Cleveland. The desk was in fact made out of "ice, ice, baby."