A castle is coming to the kingdom of Midway. Ice Castles, LLC will bring a one-of-a-kind to Midway, as it unveils a massive castle made entirely of ice. This ice castle will feature lofty ice towers, shimmering archways, glowing tunnels and glossy walls—all made completely of ice.
Ice architect Brent Christensen started Ice Castles by building small ice structures in his Alpine yard in 2008. Now, his work has been seen by over 300,000 visitors, and he’s built castles in Colorado and Minnesota.
Christensen comes back to his roots this year with his first large-scale Ice Castle at Midway’s town square, next to the ice rink. Christensen patterned his design for Midway’s castle after well-known geological features across the state, like slot canyons, arches and cave-like tunnels. Guests are invited to not only view the beauty of the structures but to squeeze and crawl through parts of the stunning display.
Each castle is created by hand using only icicles and water. Millions of icicles sparkle a glacial blue by day and glow multi-colored at night with help of thousands of LED lights embedded in the ice. “Ice Castles really are one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth,” Christensen says. “Every visitor gets a distinctive experience since the ice is constantly melting, freezing and being reshaped. It’s an amazing, continuously evolving experience.”
Midway’s ice castle began construction in late November and will be open to the public in late December and possibly through March 2014, weather permitting. The Ice Castle will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.