Ice Castles at The Forks open today

Winnipeggers will be able to walk through the glowing, frosty passages of palaces made almost entirely of ice starting today, Jan 5 up to March 3, 2018.

In November, Utah-based company Ice Castles announced it would be coming to Winnipeg for the first time this year, setting up structures that reach as high as 15 metres at The Forks National Historic Site.

The exhibit takesup a full acre at the site and feature ice-carved tunnels, slides and towers that took four weeks to make. The structures  are embedded with LED lights that twinkle along with music at night.

There will be slides, tunnels and frozen thrones among others.

Website also mention about a  high energy fire show with fire breathing, spinning, hula, and more.




The ice castles in Winnipeg is one of six locations across North America this season. The only other Canadian city where people can see the castles is Edmonton.

Hours run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday — the attraction is closed Tuesday — and from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday. You can also visit from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday or 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, you may check  the company’s website.



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