Last week I had the fun opportunity to take my family to the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah and visit since we were given media passes (this did not affect our opinions). We have never seen anything like it before, and I am sure that nothing else will ever quite compare to how beautiful and amazing they were. We went earlier in the day, arriving at about 2:30 pm and we enjoyed the lighter crowds, walking through all of the Ice Castles, going down the big slide, and letting the kids go down the smaller slide a hundred times, and then we sat down and how some hot chocolate and pink sugar cookies before we went back for another round of exploring. I really wanted to experience it during the day and at night and I am so glad that we did. They are both spectacular – and so if you get the chance to go before dark and stay until it’s dark and the lights and music come on, you won’t regret it. Here are pictures from our experience – you can also see several more on our instagram feed at www.instagram.com/coralieseright. There are four locations in North America where you can visit the Ice Castles – Utah, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Alberta Canada.
After our trip I can share of list of things you will want to take:
- Warm clothes (snow suits, gloves, hats, coats, snow boots) for kids and adults if you have them. It gets really cold, and it is a little wet on the slides. Snow suits will keep them warm and dry.
- Camera, phone and portable battery charger (for your phone)
- Extra money to get the hot chocolate and cookies (so yummy)
- Time (make sure you can enjoy everything – I would say at least 1.5-2 hours. We spent 4 hours and loved every minute of it.
Through March you can experience the acre-sized, all-ice structure features waterfalls, slides, caves and tunnels, along with a fantastical light show set to music. Get ready for an amazing experience and take your family to the Ice Castles in Midway this winter. The Ice Castle in Midway is open through early March 2016, weather permitting. Ticket prices and hours are as follows:
|Day||Time||General admission (ages 12+)||Child admission(ages 4-11; under 4 is free)|
|Monday-Thursday||3-9 p.m.||$ 9.95||$ 6.95|
|Fridays||3-11 p.m.||$12.95||$ 8.95|
|Saturdays||12-11 p.m.||$12.95||$ 8.95|
Visit www.icecastles.com for updates on open dates and times, as well as to purchase tickets.