26 11, 2013

Ice Castle Returning to Utah!

November 26th, 2013|Brent, Updates|0 Comments|

We are so excited to announce that this year the Ice Castle will return to Midway, Utah.  We hope to see you there!

Here is one of our favorite photos of Brent, taken at one of his first Ice Castles in Midway:

Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune    Midway - Ice sculpture.

25 11, 2013

Brent, the Ice Castle Artist

November 25th, 2013|Brent|Comments Off|

The picture below is of Brent Christensen.  He is the Ice Castle creator, artist, and genius behind the experience of the Ice Castles.

You’ll notice that Brent is wearing a helmet and warm, water proof gloves.  The reason for the helmets, gloves, and waterproof clothing is that all of our Ice Castles are crafted by hand, literally one icicle at a time.

And if you want to know more about just how we build these Ice Castles, click here.

Day - Engineer - 2012-12 MOA - Brian BensonPhoto taken by Brian Benson.

9 12, 2011

Inspiration for the Ice Castles

December 9th, 2011|Brent|1 Comment|

We’ve had a large number of visitors the past few days as we get closer to opening.  Many of these people have asked what was the inspiration for the ice castles.  The most simple answer is that it was simply a Dad trying to do something new and exciting for his children.  Brent started with an ice rink, then a small ice wall, and from there started experimenting with icicles and sprinklers and you can see the result.  He never imagined that the formations would grow to become so massive and beautiful, nor did he expect that so many people would eventually enjoy and appreciate the Ice Castle experience.  He absolutely loves his Ice Castles–and most importantly–so do his children!

2 12, 2011

Brent working in the Ice Towers – 12.1.11

December 2nd, 2011|Brent|Comments Off|

 

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23 11, 2011

Brent’s thoughts

November 23rd, 2011|Brent, Updates|Comments Off|

Brent’s thoughts on Nov 23rd, 2011:  We have been fighting an uphill battle the last week because of the warm weather.  The next several days look cold enough to make some more progress. We are shooting for the first weekend in December to open. We’ll see what the weather says about that, but here is to hoping!

Photo of the ice castles taken Nov. 23rd 2011.

Above is a picture taken today, Nov. 23,  from inside the Ice Castles facing South toward the Silverthorne Pavillion. The two front towers should be eight to nine feet by morning. It’s the first day I climbed the inside ice-scaffolding to add on to them.  The outside perimeter ice-walls are up and filling in nicely.  Now the work is being focused on the inside towers and paths.  In one week the eight foot tower should be 25′ high.