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Ice Castles: Frozen Wintry City Opens in Winnipeg

January 5, 2018 6:05 AM | Entertainment

WINNIPEG — Bundle up! You can now explore a fortress made entirely of ice on the banks of the Red River.


Ice Castles

Ice Castles opens today at The Forks. Media were given a sneak peek into the icy creation on Thursday night. (CHRISD.CA)

Ice Castles, a mammoth frozen creation at The Forks, is proving why Winnipeggers embrace frigid temperatures with open arms during the winter months.

The Utah-based company behind the icicle-adorned structures has duplicated their work in other North American cities this season to turn heads and make sure you get that perfect snap for Instagram.

Crews have been working for months at Parks Canada Place to sculpt, mould, flood and chip away at icy archways, tunnels and a toboggan run fit for the speed out of “Cool Runnings.”


Spiralling towers, fountains and the accompanying icy masterpieces are embedded with colour-changing LED lights set to twinkle to music at night.

Ice Castles officially opens to the public today with tickets available through IceCastles.com. Monday to Thursday admission is cheaper and visitors can save even more by ordering their tickets in advance online.