We are underway with four exciting and unique Ice Castles in four incredible locations.
Each Ice Castle will feature uniquely crafted lofty ice towers, shimmering archways, glowing tunnels, narrow slot canyons, glossy stalactites and frozen thrones—all built entirely by hand and made entirely of ice. Each site will feature millions of tons of ice that sparkles a glacial blue by day and that glows multi-colored at night with the help of thousands of LED lights embedded in the ice.
Ice structures inside of the Ice Castle do not appear like traditional ice palaces that are constructed of blocks. Instead the Ice Castle is grown from the ground up and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves.
Guests are invited to not only view the beauty of the structure but also to squeeze, squish and crawl through parts of the stunning, Narnia-like display. Favorite photo spots can be found in the throne room, in front of the waterfall and throughout the winding ice maze. Children will enjoy whizzing down the tubular ice slide and spelunking through small tunnels.
Tickets now on Sale — Best Price of the Season!
So here it is – the best price you will ever find on an Ice Castle Ticket – 45% off!
In order to get the discount, click on the location image below of the site where you want to visit. Then to get the full discount you have to do two things: 1 – Enter the discount code ICE at checkout in the box provided on the purchase page then click apply to receive 35% off the ticket price. 2 – Next, after clicking on continue you will see the option to share and save $2 by signing into Facebook and sharing this sweet deal. This will result in a 45% discount!
Stay tuned for more information on opening dates, hours, and more. We’ll update this website regularly and will post info to Facebook and Instagram.
Slides, tunnels, caverns, and more!
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We are hiring for all positions at the Ice Castle! Keep reading for more info.
One of the most unique and amazing facts about the Ice Castle is that it is literally built by hand. We grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that we harvest and sculpt together. This means that we need a lot of hard working and talented people to help with the endeavor. If your up for an adventure and would like to build something amazing this winter, send us your information through our contact form and we’ll send you more info.
We are also looking for help with our event staff. Fill out the contact form for information about that as well.
- Midway, UT
– Eden Prairie, MN
– New Hampshire
The rest of the story on how our Ice Castles are built is the icicles mentioned above are placed then drenched in freezing water. The blend of icicle placement, changing temperatures, water volume, and wind result in an astonishing variety of ice formations. And so all of the beauty you see at the ice castle is a unique blend of our hand-placed icicles and mother nature’s miracles.
We repeat this process once or twice a day, depending on temperatures. and after several weeks of growth we’ll create very large towers, tunnels, archways, caves, caverns, and safe pathways for pedestrian exploration. Continued development of the structures throughout the winter results in an evolving ice masterpiece.
It all started in Brent’s backyard.
In order to understand the ice castle, there are a couple things you need to know about Brent, the creator of the Ice Castle. You need to know that Brent is an artistic genius and an amazing, dedicated dad. The combination of these delightful traits mixed with moving his family from California to Utah combined with a dash of stir-crazy cabin fever were the ingredients that made up the the beginnings of the ice castles.
When Brent moved his young family from California to Utah they wanted to do something exciting in the new found cold weather. So of course, like any dedicated father, Brent went to work on an ice rink in the back yard….but not just any old ice rink. This first-time ice rink came complete with a 20′ slide, an ice cave, and a castle like tower reaching 20′ into Utah’s rocky mountain sky. His children affectionately called it the “Ice Castle.”
Although the first ice castle was a winter hit–it was springtime disaster waiting to happen. You see, Brent built the frame of the slide, tower and cave out of wood and made the ice by sprinkling the wood scaffolding with water. After cleaning up the splintered remains of that first winter, he spent the summer thinking that there had to be a way to create Ice Castles by just using ice. By the time cooler temperatures again arrived he was outside working through a method, that he later patented, to create ice towers, tunnels, and archways by using icicles as the base scaffolding on which to spray water. “Ice just works a lot better,” he is fond of saying.
Amazing things happen here…Music filmed at the Ice Castle
What started out as quick brainstorming session about getting some video at the Ice Castle turned into one of Youtube’s most popular videos of 2012. 2014 may turn out the same with Alex Boye’s cover of Let it Go from the movie Frozen.
In the slider below you can see the three music videos shot at the Ice Castle. In February 2014 the Piano Guys performed a the blend of Vivaldi’s winter and “Let it Go” from Disney’s movie Frozen. A couple of weeks later Alex Boye with help from Lexi Walker produced a cover of “Let it Go.” This video sat as the most viral video on Youtube for over a week! Lindsey Stirling’s “Crystalize” as filmed and produced by Devin Graham (aka devinsupertramp and lindseystomp) finished #9 on all of Youtube in 2012. Turns out the Ice Castle is a pretty good spot to film a music video!