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Giant Ice Castle opens in Edmonton

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DH Calgary Staff Jan 04, 2016 5:18 pm

Take in the winter magic that comes with walking through the first Ice Castle in Canada at Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park from now until mid March, if the weather permits.

The icy giants were built under the supervision of Ice Castles, an American company whose specialty is building ice sculptures.

Each ice structure is made of snow and ice from top to bottom and is lit up at night with thousands of embedded LED lights rich in beautiful colours that play with the contours of the hand-crafted pieces.

The winter attraction features a waterfall, throne room, and a winding ice maze.

Each day, 10,000 icicles are grown and placed throughout the castle to provide something for them to freeze to. Over time, the placed icicles get absorbed into the ice castle.

If you do decide to make a trip to see the winter attraction, please dress appropriately for the winter conditions and note that the pathways are made out of snow and ice – it can get very slippery.

Another awesome shot of our Edmonton location by Chris Tobias/630 CHED. #icecastles @cjtoby

A photo posted by Ice Castles (@icecastles_) on

Canada’s first Ice Castle

Where: Hawrelak Park – 9930 Groat Road, Edmonton

When: Now until mid March; Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Cost: $12 for children, and $18 for adults on the Weekdays. $15 for children, and $20 for adults on the Weekend. Buy online tickets here.


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