Ice Castles returns to Lake Geneva for winter 2020

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The wildly popular Ice Castles are returning to Lake Geneva for winter 2020. 

The event will offer families the same fun magical winter appeal this year with ice slides, crawl spaces, caves, and fountains illuminated at night, but the experience will be slightly different to keep people safe during the pandemic. 

"We are thrilled to welcome families back to Ice Castles at Geneva National Resort this winter," Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said, "The safety of our guests and staff has always been our top priority, and the new features and guidelines we have in place this season are designed to create a safe and magical environment for everyone."

Ice Castles will operate on a reduced capacity this season to promote social distancing. Wherever possible, tunnels and crawl spaces will be clearly marked as one-way features to limit face-to-face exposure with other guests. In accordance with local and state mandates, staff and guests will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

If weather permits, ice artisans will begin growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles each day beginning in late November to construct the frozen attraction. The winter playground is projected to open sometime in January 2021. This season, the Utah-based company will have four locations across North America. Other locations include Colorado, New Hampshire, and Utah.

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