The ice castles are returning to Lake Geneva in the winter of 2019-2020 butat a new location, Geneva National Golf Course on Lake Como.
“We are thrilled to bring Ice Castles back to Lake Geneva this winter,” said Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis, “Our partnership with Geneva National Resort & Club will allow us to create an even bigger castle with more interactive features and magical elements for guests to enjoy.” The hand made, magical ice castles will stretch along the shore of Lake Como and is expected to be over an acre in size.
It is projected to open in January along with five other Ice Castles locations in Utah, Colorado; Minnesota, New Hampshire and Ontario, Canada. According to Melissa Smuzynski of Ice Castles, “The experience will provide different areas to explore. Some of the locations in previous years featured a chandelier room, with beautiful icicles dangling overhead; a maze that has a series of tunnels and slot canyons; and even a fountain room with a water feature synchronized to music.” We’re excited to see what’s in store for us in Lake Geneva.
While you might think of an ice castle being made out of blocks of ice, these castles are much more intricate. Each ice castle is built by hand and takes thousands of man-hours to create. The daily process consists of growing 5,000 to 12,000 icicles that are harvested by hand and individually sculpted into existing ice formations. The newly placed icicles are then drenched with water creating an astonishing and ever-changing variety of ice formations. LED lights are frozen inside the ice and twinkle to music adding a magical ambiance to the breathtaking interactive sculptures.
Operating Hours are:
Closed on Mondays, Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Friday - Sunday, noon - 11:00 p.m. Once inside Ice Castles, there is no time limit on how long you may remain.
Prices: Information coming soon.
For more information about the Ice Castles including how to get tickets, click here.