Opening dates are weather dependent. Typically, Ice Castles opens in late December or early January and remains open as long as weather allows.
Ticket Sales are final. Ticket dates and times may be changed as long as changes are made at least 24 hours in advance. Please take this into considerations if there is inclement weather imminent or if you have a sudden change of circumstances.
Closed for the season
Online- General Admission (12+): $15.95 Child (4-11): $10.95
Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $20 Child (4-11): $15
Online- General Admission (12+): $18.95 Child (4-11): $14.95
Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $25 Child (4-11): $20
*Holiday pricing is the same as weekend pricing (Dec. 26-28, Jan. 1, Jan. 21, and Feb. 18)
** 0-3 Year olds are free – not required to have a ticket
***Prepaid ticket holders receive priority entrance before Standby. Standby Tickets are NOT guaranteed – you risk not being able to enter if you do not have a pre-paid ticket
Closed for the Season
** Dates and hours may change on Holidays (Dec. 26-28, Jan. 1, Jan. 21, and Feb. 18)
Tips for a Great Experience
Wear Boots! The walking surface inside of the Ice Castles is made of crushed ice. Walking in boots is definitely best.
Buy Tickets Before You Arrive! When you buy a ticket, you buy an arrival time. We ask that you arrive within your 30 minute time window. Once you are inside the castle you can stay as long as you’d like!
Save some trees! When you buy your tickets online we’ll send you an email with a unique QR code, so there’s no need to print your tickets. We can scan the code right from your phone!
Photos are encouraged (and we want to see them! #icecastles) but we ask that you please leave photography equipment such as tripods and lights at home. For information about commercial or specialized photo sessions please email us at email@example.com.
Sleds are better. We highly recommend bringing a small sled to pull children instead of a stroller. It is extremely difficult to push the stroller through the castle (think of it like trying to push a stroller through a sandy beach).
Planning your visit to Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a family retreat offering world-class winter amenities and activities for people of all ages. From downhill skiing to snow sculpting and Ice Castles, Lake Geneva promises to be a memorable winter getaway for the whole family. Just a short drive from Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, Lake Geneva boasts plenty of outdoor for a weekend trip.
Sitting on the shores of Geneva Lake, the town is a favorite year round escape for city dwellers. Offering stunning views, a relaxing atmosphere, and plenty of lodging and dining options, the City of Lake Geneva is the perfect place to spend your winter vacation.
Location and Parking
Ice Castles is located at Riviera Beach (812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva) on the shore of Geneva Bay. Metered parking is available along the beachfront. Metered parking and parking lots are free from November 15 – February. Additional free parking is located several blocks in on smaller side streets.