Music video shot at the Ice Castles by Lindsey Stirling

This video was shot at the Ice Castles during the first week of February.  It was COLD!  Lindsey is an amazing musician.  We can vouch for the fact that she can play beautiful music in 5 degree snowy weather!
As of the date of this post, her video has well over 3,000,000 hits in 4 days and is listed as the top video in the daily most watched music category on Youtube, which is quite an accomplishment.   Enjoy!


Reuters Photographs ( Nathan Armes )

We had Nathan Armes, a photographer from Reuters come through two days ago, and his photos have gone everywhere – literally everywhere.  We’ve found his photos of the Ice Castles in Chinese Newspapers (click here or here), the Huffington Post (click here), The International Business Times (click here), several blogs (click here, or here!)  Lastly, and probably one of the best photos is the one below, from Nathan Armes. The image was published in the the UK’s “The Globe and Mail” along with photos from New Years celebrations in Hawaii, London, and other places throughout the world.  Clicking the image will take you through to The Globe and Mail website.

Photos taken By Helen Richardson of the Denver Post

Photos taken By Helen Richardson of the Denver Post

The photos above are by Helen H. Richardson of the Denver Post — we sure love it when someone who knows how to run a camera stops by the Ice Castles!  Great work, Helen.  Click on any of the images to see the full slideshow (27 Images).

News article from the Summit Daily News

Ice castle continues to evolve
By Kimberly Nicoletti
summit daily news

Hundreds of thousands of icicles invite your imagination to play in Silverthorne. They dangle, glisten and drip with palatable enthusiasm. It is true. They speak. Not audibly. But in form: angular, whimsical, eccentric.

Brent Christensen first began experimenting with ice castles in his hometown of Midway (located on the backside of Deer Valley) Utah, with his kids about five years ago. He started with a 15- to 20-foot high wooden frame but quickly discovered the spring meltdown also meant a mess of broken wood, so he switched to PVC piping. After finding out he could build ice castles completely out of water sprouting from PVC pipes topped with sprinkler heads, he got hooked and literally didn’t want to do anything else, he said. (Click here for the entire article)

Ice Castles mentioned on the “This Old House” blog

So this is a great post about the Ice Castles by the “This Old House” blog.  I think it is even more awesome because as a child I grew up watching This Old House on Saturday mornings.   They didn’t quite get it right about how the Ice Castle is created — we actually don’t use any wood at all in the ice castles and our only Ice Castle this year is in Silverthorne, Colorado, not in Utah.  But hey, we’re excited to be mentioned side by side with among others, the Snow King Castle and the Hotel de Glace in Quebec!  Click the image to see the article.