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Venture into an ice castle appropriate for Queen Elsa from “Frozen.” Ice Castles is bringing some winter creations to New Brighton. The ice castles are built by hand to create a magical experience. This castle is open now and will close based on the weather. It is perfect for college students wanting to enjoy winter fun. Ramsey County Parks & Recreation and Homewood Suites by Hilton are sponsoring the Minnesota location.

Ticket prices are $11 to $22 depending on age and visit date. The ice castle will have ice slides, an ice maze and tunnels. There are colorful LED lights that light up the entire castle in the dark of night. There is a VIP Artic Alcove available for reservations. It is a private section of the castle for personal moments.

LED lights spread throughout the castles enhance the experience. Photo provided by Ice Castles.

The castles are made from growing icicles and sculpting them to create stable structures. Each day, there are 5,000 to 12,000 icicles crafted. By the time the castle is finished, it is over 25 million pounds and one acre in size.

Ice Castles was started by Brent Christensen in 2011. Originally, Christensen started building ice castles in his backyard for his children. As bystanders saw his artistry, it became a huge hit. Over time, it has expanded. Ice Castles now offers experiences in five states: Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Utah and Wisconsin.

Grab a friend and attend this magical event!