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Ice Castles begins to come to life in Midway

Posted at 9:31 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 23:54:11-05

MIDWAY, Utah — A Utah tradition is taking shape in Midway as it gets set to open to the public.

Ice Castles began as a concept in the backyard of founder Brent Christensen over a decade ago. Since then, it has become a popular holiday attraction with thousands of visitors each year.

Because of the pandemic, the event has had to downsize to four ice castles from six a year ago.

Each castle is nearly an acre in size and the entire park takes nearly 10,000 hours to build.

Using sprinklers that run overnight, the castles grow by at least 10 tons in just one evening.

"We just try and set the stage so it's just a nice, safe and enjoyable experience for everybody that comes," says Christensen.

COVID-19 restrictions will limit the amount of visitors allowed into Ice Castles at any given time, but people will still be able to enjoy what the park has to offer.

People eager to attend Ice Castles are being asked to watch the website for the announcement of an official opening date.