We enjoyed reading this post from Where’s Pablo, about his visit to the Steamboat Ice Castle. He has some great photos from this past season, and an interesting perspective on the visit. Thanks for the article!
This is it friends, the warm weather has taken its toll and Wednesday April 3rd will be our final day this season. If you’re planning to come, come quick!
And great thanks to those who made this a fabulous year at the Ice Castle in Steamboat!
We conducted a photo contest on of photos taken at the Steamboat Springs location with the winners being chosen through voting on our Facebook page. Thank you to all who entered, the photos were fabulous! We wanted to share the winning photos with you. Here they are:
1st Place – Stephonie Schmitz
2nd Place – Jen Cherry Millard
3rd Place – Jen Cherry Millard
We are sorry to announce that all this rain in Minnesota is going to prevent us from opening the Ice Castle today, and so yesterday will have been our last day of the season for the Mall of America Ice Castle.
The Steamboat Springs Ice Castle is still open. Weather in Steamboat is warming up, and it is not clear at this point how long we will be able to remain open. If you are considering coming to the Ice Castle in Steamboat Springs, we recommend you come soon.
We have about 6″ of water throughout the inside courtyards and towers, and with more rain on the way. This turns the walking surface into ice – making the walking surfaces slippery and unsafe. This would not be enjoyable for anyone to visit the Ice Castle. If there is anything that we could do to open today under safe and enjoyable conditions, we’d do it, but at this point there is just too much water.
Thank you for understanding and we appreciate all of you who came and made this Minnesota winter a wonderful one for our team.
We have not yet set a closing date for the Ice Castle at Steamboat Springs, CO.
Come share your last, COOLEST winter outing with us!
Photo above was taken by Altamish Osman – you can see more of his work here – Altamish Osman Photography
Here is a great segment on the Ice Castle at Mall of America produced by the Today Show. This has been a great year, with so many positive stories done on the Ice Castle!
Cory, Dan and the team in Steamboat Springs are making GREAT progress on their Ice Castle! They are right on schedule to open the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Start making your winter break plans to swing through Steamboat and visit what is already becoming an amazing structure!
Children love the Ice Castle and so we thought we’d get some of them on film to tell about. This short clip is the result. We filmed on St. Patrick’s Day in 2012. Hope you enjoy it!
Ice Castle Stunning Red Dress
Between now and when we open, we will regularly post our favorite photos from last year.
We love it when talented photographers shoot photos at the Ice Castles. One the most well-known photos taken last year was by Tony Gallagher of a beautiful bride in a stunning red dress. Here is Tony’s site and here is the photo:
Winter Schedule Info
We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about when the Ice Castles will open this winter. Good question!
Our opening dates totally depend on the weather. If we have normal temperatures for the next 6 – 8 weeks, we expect that we will open in Steamboat in mid-December 2012 and at Mall of America in late-December 2012.
If temperatures are warmer, we may open later. And temperatures are cooler than normal, we may open earlier.
The photo below was taken at last years Ice Castle by Ariana Habich. You can see more of her work here.