The Ice Castles are returning to Midway, Utah. I can not wait to take my family to this frozen wonderland. My kids ask everyday when we are going (my 4 year old is excited to wear her Elsa dress 🙂 ). 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. Dress warm, take a camera and enjoy the beautiful unique experience together.
Visitors can expect a completely unique kind of ice structure—different than traditional ice palaces that are constructed of blocks. Instead the Ice Castle begins construction with the placement of a single icicle that gets watered and molded to other icicles until the massive structure takes shape. What results are organic formations similar to those found in nature, like waterfalls, glaciers and ice caves. With the help of a team of 10-20 ice artists, the ice is fashioned into towers, archways, tunnels, slot canyons, stalactites, slides and thrones.
One of the most popular features of the Ice Castle is the evening light show. Thousands of LED lights embedded in the ice coordinate with stirring instrumental music to transport guests into a fantastical wonderland. Visitors can also enjoy squeezing, squishing and crawling through parts of the stunning, Narnia-like display.
Ice Castles are the brainchild of Utah-based ice artist Brent Christensen, who invented the process used to create Ice Castles in his backyard in 2008 while making an ice cave for his young daughter. This winter, his stunning creations will be found in Eden Prairie, MN; Lincoln, NH; Midway, UT and Edmonton, Alberta.
“All of our Ice Castles share the same ingredients and process for construction,” said Christensen. “But what’s so cool is that each castle is unique because of Mother Nature’s role in constantly melting, freezing and reshaping the ice. Even within each location, every day provides a new experience.”
The Ice Castle in Midway opens today and goes through early March 2016, weather permitting. Ticket prices and hours are as follows:
|General admission (ages 12+)
|Child admission (ages 4-11; under 4 is free)
Visit www.icecastles.com for updates on open dates and times, as well as to purchase tickets.
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