The castles of ice have been created from over 10,000 icicles!
The wildly popular Lake Geneva Ice Castles display has now opened after months of construction. The winter wonderland attracts tens of thousands to Geneva National Resort each year where an array of ice-carved activities and attractions await. The life-size frozen playground features tunnels, caverns, and fountains, as well as ice thrones and ice slides, all created by skilled ice artisans from over 10,000 icicles.
By night the magical creations are illuminated by LED lights embedded throughout offering an even more spellbinding experience.
According to Wally Bullard, the Ice Castles event manager, it takes about three million gallons of water to create and about 4,000 man-hours to get the castle up which can mean anywhere from two to four months from start to finish.
“We’re just excited to show off all this hard work to everybody, and we hope everyone who wants to gets a chance to come out,” said Bullard.
Wisconson’s Lake Geneva Ice Castles are one of five locations in the United States alongside others in Utah, Minnesota, New York, and New Hampshire.
More information and tickets can be found at icecastles.com/wisconsin!