Aria Bendix, provided by Published 8:30 am CDT, Saturday, March 30, 2019 Wang Zhaobo/VCG/Getty Images The city of Harbin in northeastern China hosts an elaborate winter festival with giant ice sculptures in the shape of castles, churches, and famous landmarks. Millions of people travel each year to view the intricate designs, which often stay open past the official end date as long as weather permits. This year's festival was forced to close in February due to warm weather, which caused the structures to thaw, and transformed the site into a melted graveyard. It takes about 110,000 cubic meters of ice to build the elaborate sculptures at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in northeastern China. At the end of each winter, the festival transforms from a fairy-tale landscape of glistening churches, castles, and famous buildings into a graveyard of sunken-in sculptures. Read more: A city in China hosts an elaborate winter festival … [Read more...] about China’s elaborate winter festival is now a graveyard of melting ice castles. Take a look.
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NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice Castles in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, a collection of ice tunnels, caverns and a 97-foot (30-meter) ice slide that cover an acre (half a hectare) of farmland that some have said are like something out of the movie “Frozen.” The winter wonderland, one of six in North America, is built from scratch when the cold conditions allow the ice to sprout from the barren ground. Other parks are located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Excelsior, Minnesota; Dillon, Colorado; Midway, Utah; and Edmonton, Alberta. This year, the attractions will stand until early March in most locations. At the center of the New Hampshire attraction stand six ice structures that are nearly four feet tall (more than a meter tall) … [Read more...] about Watch: Ice castles turn New Hampshire farmland into winter wonderland
Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press Updated 12:21 am CST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 photo, a couple heads towards an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A team starts building massive walls in December to create a spectacular winter experience. less In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 photo, a couple heads towards an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A team starts building massive walls in December to create a spectacular winter ... more Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 photo, a couple heads towards an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A team starts building massive walls in … [Read more...] about Ice castles turn farmland into winter wonderland
Time is running out to visit the Ice Castles in Dillon.The popular attraction in Summit County will officially close for the season March 9, according to its website.The Ice Castles opened for the season Dec. 21. Artisans grow and harvest as many as 10,000 icicles, stacking them on top of each other and spraying water that freezes, acting like mortar. Cathedrals grow upwards of 30 feet, with Technicolor LED lights embedded. MeadowGrass Music Festival announces 2019 lineup in Colorado SpringsUtah-based Ice Castles, LLC, operated five other locations in the U.S. this winter season.For a complete schedule, go to icecastles.com/dillon, where you’ll want to buy tickets in advance to guarantee admittance. Weekend tickets for adults (12 and older) are $18.95 and $14.95 for kids.Tens of thousands of people explored Ice Castles in recent years, meandering through passages to captivating alcoves. Ice Castles also has locations in Midway, Utah; Excelsior, Minn.; Lincoln, N.H.; … [Read more...] about Dillon Ice Castles closing soon for the season
The enormous, colorful Ice Castles are returning to New Hampshire this winter, but in a new spot. This year, guests will find the towering ice formations that weigh more than 20 million pounds — complete with tunnels, thrones, fountains, slides, and LED lights — on Clark Farm Road in North Woodstock, N.H., a few miles from their previous location of the past five years at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln. The Utah-based company bought an 80-acre plot of land in North Woodstock in 2017, with plans to move the attraction there and add more winter activities, according to a company statement. This year for the first time, visitors to Ice Castles can buy tickets for horse-drawn sleigh rides. “We are thrilled to bring Ice Castles back to New Hampshire this season,” said Ryan Davis, CEO of Ice Castles, in a statement. “And now, families looking to enjoy time together outdoors this winter can not only experience the magic of Ice Castles, they also have the option of … [Read more...] about New Hampshire’s Ice Castles will open Friday in a new location