The story behind Ice Castles

Each year, Ice Castles brings fairy tales to life for hundreds of thousands of families across North America.

Our primary goal at Ice Castles is to make people smile.

Since 2011, Ice Castles has been dedicated to creating an experience that will live on long after the ice melts. For all who enter through our icicle-adorned archways, we hope the time spent at Ice Castles is a source of joy and inspiration.

Bringing joy to others has been our mission since the company’s inception. Founder, Brent Christensen, crafted his first icy creation in the front yard of his home to bring happiness and joy to his children. After moving from sunny California to snowy Utah, Christensen did what any father of six stir-crazy kids with cabin fever would do. He built an ice cave in his yard to get his kids out of the house. His stroke of genius worked!

His icy invention wasn’t just a hit with his own children. Kids from all over the neighborhood – and eventually from all across town -- got wind of his creation, bundled up, and headed outside to play at Christensen’s wintry wonderland. The kids affectionately called this winter playground an “ice castle”. And that is exactly what it is today.

Although Ice Castles has grown significantly since then, our mission remains the same – to create happiness, laughter, and unforgettable winter memories.  



We were founded in 2011

We are currently in 6 locations

Each castle is over 20 million pounds

12,000 icicles grown everyday


“Magical ... Twinkling and sense-defying and straight out of fairy tales.”


Want to help us grow?

The gang here at Ice Castles is made up of hard-working, fun-loving people who are passionate about helping people smile. Want to join us?