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Ice Castle

Event Start
12:00 PM  on  on Jan 16, 2016
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Jan 30, 2016
Event Type
Exhibits / Showcases

The Midway Ice Castle will feature lofty ice towers, shimmering archways, glowing tunnels, narrow slot canyons, glossy walls, roomy caverns and frozen thrones—all made entirely of ice.

Ice Castles are the brainchild of Utah-based ice architect Brent Christensen, who began building small ice structures in his Alpine yard in 2008. In 2009, Christensen built his first large-scale Ice Castle at Midway’s Zermatt Resort. In the three years since, Christensen has built Ice Castles in Colorado and Minnesota that have attracted over 750,000 visitors. Christensen has patterned his design for Midway 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 also to squeeze, squish and crawl through parts of the stunning, Narnia-like display. 

Past visitors have been awed by the palatial abodes, each of which are created entirely by hand, using only icicles and water as the building medium. Millions of icicles sparkle a glacial blue by day and glow multi-colored at night with the help of thousands of LED lights embedded in the ice.

“Ice Castles really are one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth,” said Christensen. “And every visitor gets a distinctive experience since the ice is constantly melting, freezing and being reshaped. It’s an amazing continuously evolving experience.”Children 3 and under are always free. Senior, military and group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased on site or at

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General admission (ages 12+)

Child admission (ages 4-11; under 4 is free)


  3-9 p.m.

$ 9.95

$  6.95


  3-11 p.m.


$  8.95


12-11 p.m.


$  8.95






Event Start
12:00 PM  on  on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Saturday, January 30, 2016
Repeats Every
Saturday  until  until Feb 01, 2016
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