Ice Castles will return to Lake Geneva with expanded experience this winter

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A magical, frozen attraction will return to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this winter. Ice Castles will be back for its third season at the lakeside resort.

The frozen experience features tunnels, caverns, towers, fountains, slides, and crawl spaces built entirely from icicles that are grown on site, harvested, and hand-placed by professional ice artisans. This winter, Ice Castles will have a larger, more immersive design and will also offer winter sleigh rides visitors can add on to their experience.

“We are excited to bring the magic of Ice Castles back to Wisconsin this winter with an expanded experience,” said Ice Castles' CEO Kyle Standifird. “Our mission is to give people a place where they can escape from the hustle of daily life for a moment and step into a frozen fairy-tale world while creating a fun and safe outdoor experience.”

Ice artisans will begin growing icicles to construct the winter attraction as early as November. A team of at least 20 ice artisans will spend about 8-12 weeks building the experience. Ice Castles typically opens in mid-to-late January, depending on the weather and only remains open until late February.

Tickets to visit the frozen fortresses will be available in December HERE.  The Wisconsin location is one of five Ice Castles locations in the United States. The seasonal entertainment company also has locations in Utah, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and a new location in New York.

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About Ice Castles: Ice Castles has been bringing fairy tales to life since its inception in 2011. Founder, Brent Christensen, developed the patented process used to create Ice Castles while attempting to build a winter playground for his kids in the front yard of their home in Alpine, Utah. The project drew crowds who came out to tour Christensen’s frozen creation. Ice Castles has since turned into an internationally renowned tourist attraction with five locations across North America and growing.

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