Midway Ice Castles take shape as artisans construct popular winter attraction

Ice artisans will spend up to 4,000 hours growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles to build the Midway Ice Castles. (Photo courtesy of the Midway Ice Castles / Shaun Terhune)

(KUTV) -- Construction on one of Utah's most popular winter attractions has officially begun.

Ice artisans will spend up to 4,000 hours growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles to build the Midway Ice Castles, a press release stated.

“Mother Nature has been our friend this month,” Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis said in a press release. “Our crews have been working hard over the last week to make ice and build an interactive experience that families across Utah will love.”

Each of the icicles is hand-placed and sprayed with water. This process is repeated until the castles reach around 30 feet.

The Utah-based company anticipates that the winter experience will be open in late-December.

Midway, Utah is one of the six ice castle locations in North America. Other locations include Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Excelsior, Minnesota; Lincoln, New Hampshire; Dillon, Colorado; and Edmonton, Alberta, a press release stated.


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