For Winnipeggers, the sight of ice and snow is a thing that is not new and you will never miss. But still, the glowing and glittering built and carved ice palaces still attract.
Ice Castle — a winter attraction made of ice and snow opened this year at our favorite family site, the Forks.
The arch passages with icycles of different lenghts are the highlights. Perfect background for selfies.
Brought by an American company, Ice Castle boasts of structures reaching as high as 15 metres which includes a wall of ice with rainbow colors, a small volcano-like oval attraction, a mini slide and a tunnel.
A great place to walk around if you are willing to spend around $50 dollars for a family of four on a regular evening.
Kids and adults alike love the carved sled which you can do over again if you are patient in lining up.
Although not too much of varied attractions and not as wide compared to the Great Ice show that we also visited years ago in Winnipeg, Ice Castle will surely break the monotony of long winter days (or nights). Do not expect too much. Come like a curious child. Take time to appreciate a true work of art and creativity.
It is always more enjoyable to come around with other family friends so kids can have extra playtime. More laughters although a little harder time looking for them as they go around.
Our kids never wanted to leave and end the night with their friends.
I suggest getting your tickets online prior to coming for a hassle-free visit. Cheaper. No line up. And there’s sure booking.
Bundle up and come in your warmest boots.
Smaller kids may enjoy the sled instead of the strollers as they go around.
Winnipeg’s Ice castle is one of the six locations across North America this season. There’s also one in Edmonton.
For how long Ice Castle will stay up at the Forks, please check with them. Ticket prices and evening hours vary.
Weekends are busier and there’s a little extra charge for attraction like a fire show and the presence of Frozen queen and princess.
For details check the company’s website.
Although there’s a bonfire to thaw frozen toes in case you come during chilly evening like us, warming up with hot choco after a visit is always a good idea.
It was an evening of fun to remember this winter.