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Lake Geneva Ice Castles to open Wednesday, January 23

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 01:09:47-05

LAKE GENEVA -- After weeks of waiting during an unseasonably warm start to the winter season -- there's finally an opening date set for the Ice Castles in Lake Geneva.

The Ice Castles announced Sunday afternoon that they will open Wednesday, January 23 -- which is during Lake Geneva's Winterfest.

Tickets for Ice Castles will go on sale to the public Monday on their website.

This is the first year Ice Castles were built in Lake Geneva. The castle makers say the unseasonably warm temperatures and rain in December and early January hindered construction of the icy attraction and delayed the opening date by a few weeks.

Ice Castles, which is made entirely from ice, features tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and cascading towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights that twinkle to music at night. Artisans have spent the last eight weeks growing, harvesting, and hand-placing icicles to create the life-size winter playground.

The Utah-based company, Ice Castles, LLC, has six attractions across North America. The other locations are in Midway, Utah; North Woodstock, New Hampshire; Excelsior, Minnesota; Dillon, Colorado; and Edmonton, Alberta.