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From icicles to Ice Castles: Construction underway in Lake Geneva

Posted at 10:56 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 11:56:21-05

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — The Ice Castles in Lake Geneva will be undergoing construction the next three to four weeks ahead of its opening this winter.

Ice artisans will grow and harvest 10,000 icicles each day. Each icicle will be hand-placed and sprayed with water repeatedly until the castles are 30-feet tall. Color-changing LED lights will be placed inside the growing ice structures.

The Ice Castles in Lake Geneva is one of six attractions in North America; other locations are in Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Alberta, Canada.

“Mother Nature is our primary architect, and we are always amazed by what she allows us to create each season.” said Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis in a press release. “Our crew in Lake Geneva has been working hard over the last few weeks laying out the castle’s design, so we can build a unique, winter experience that is fun for people of all ages.”

The opening of the Ice Castles depends on the weather, but they are anticipated to open in late December or early January. For more information and to reserve tickets, head to the ice castle website.