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Ice Castles returning to Utah, but to new location this winter

People take in colorfully illuminated ice features at the Ice Castles in Midway on Jan. 2. Ice Castles, the Utah company behind the popular attraction, said Friday the castles will be in a different location this winter.

People take in colorfully illuminated ice features at the Ice Castles in Midway on Jan. 2. Ice Castles, the Utah company behind the popular attraction, said Friday the castles will be in a different location this winter. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)


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MIDWAY — Ice Castles, the popular wintertime attraction in Utah's Heber Valley, is moving — but not far.

The company announced Friday it'll move from the Homestead Resort in northwest Midway to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in southwest Midway. The Ice Castles were located at Soldier Hollow briefly during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 winters.

A spokesperson for the company told KSL.com the move was made because there are more winter activity amenities for visitors to check out that they believe the new venue will "enhance the Ice Castles experience and give guests other fun and exciting things to do nearby."

"We are excited to partner with Soldier Hollow Nordic Center to bring the magic of Ice Castles back to Midway this winter," Ice Castles' CEO Kyle Standifird said in a statement. "Our mission is to give people a place where they can escape from the hustle of daily life for a moment and step into a frozen fairy-tale world while creating a fun and safe outdoor experience."

At least 20 ice artisans will begin work on the attraction next month, according to news released by the company. It's expected to take eight to 12 weeks for it to be ready. Once complete, it'll again feature ice tunnels, caverns, towers, fountains, slides and crawl spaces.

"This season, you'll also be able to add a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Wasatch Valley to your Ice Castles visit," the company said.

There is currently no opening date set but the company said it typically opens in late December or early January and lasts through late February. They plan to begin selling tickets in December.

Ice Castles celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Utah last winter. The Utah company also has similar venues in Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin.

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