The ice men cometh.

The people of Ottawa have raised an army – an army of snowmen more than 1,000 strong and numerous enough to set a world record.

Ottawa is believed to have set a new Guinness World Record on Sunday for the most snowmen built in one hour. Hundreds of parents and their kids managed to raise 1,299 of the frosty figures from the snow blanketing TD Place Stadium at Landsdowne Park.

That's a lot of Frostys, Olafs and Bonhomme de Neiges.

It also shatters the previous record of 1,279 snow men assembled in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2011.