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Colorful LED-lit ice castle structures at night
Photo credit: Ice Castles

Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction that will take place at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton this winter season. 

Visiting the park

Long Lake Regional Park will remain open for regular use, with some limitations to accommodate for visitor safety. 

Ice Castles construction started in November. The completed, illuminated structures are expected to open in early January, weather permitting, and to remain open through March. Park goers should expect increased use of the park from January - March due to the attraction's popularity. 

Trail closure

A small trail path on the west side of the attraction will be blocked off due to anticipated icy conditions (view map). A ramp will additionally be built within a portion of the path for park visitors to walk over hoses and electrical cords.

After the event

All Ice Castles are purposefully located next to a natural water source so all water returns directly into the environment to be used again by wildlife, people and plants. Once the event is over, the ice structures are demolished and the small pieces left to melt. Depending on weather, ice may remain at the park through May.

Visiting Ice Castles

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The family-friendly frozen attraction is an internationally renowned tourist attraction with six locations across North America and growing. 

Cider, hot cocoa and baked goods will be available inside the castle. Ticket and event information may be found through Ice Castles' website.

Visit Ice Castles' website