Frozen wonderland returns to Utah

December 3 2015

MIDWAY, Utah (Dec. 1, 2015)Ice Castles, LLC is bringing its popular winter attraction back to Midway, Utah for a second season with more interactive features, including slides, tunnels and caves. The acre-sized Ice Castle will be built at Utah’s Soldier Hollow Resort, located at 2002 Soldier Hollow Road, Midway, Utah, 84049, and is slated to open to the public in late December.  

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 is expected to be open to the public in late December 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

Sundays

Closed

 

 

 

Visit www.icecastles.com for updates on open dates and times, as well as to purchase tickets.

  

About Ice Castles            

Ice Castles is a Utah-based company, led by ice artist Brent Christensen and CEO Ryan Davis, which creates acre-sized, all-ice castles at venues across the United States and Canada. Over 750,000 guests have visited an Ice Castle since the company's establishment in 2009. For photos, videos and more information, visit www.icecastles.com or http://instagram.com/icecastles_.  

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