Ice Castle Grows and Glows at Mall of America
This winter Mall of America is presenting a unique Ice Castle, a large ice structure with towers, archways, tunnels and walkways, illuminated at night by thousands of multi-colored lights in the ice. The first to be created in the Midwest, the Ice Castle is built by a unique, patent-pending construction process using icicles that are fused together, rather than blocks of ice typically used for ice structures. Water from sprinklers freezes over the icicles creating spires, walls, tunnels and cascades.
The ice sparkles in the sunlight and glows in rainbow shades at night. Visitors can stroll through the hallways and even sit in the “throne room.” There will also be a children’s snow park. The Ice Castle is expected to be open through the end of February, if the weather cooperates.
It will be open from noon to 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for teens and adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12; family packages are also available.
Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the country, is in Bloomington, on the south side of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Click here for more information about the Ice Castle.