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Lake Geneva Ice Castles to open Wednesday

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The highly anticipated Ice Castles in Lake Geneva will open Wednesday, January 23, just in time for the town’s popular festival, Winterfest.

Tickets will go on sale to the public Monday at www.icecastles.com/lake-geneva.

The Utah-based company, Ice Castles, LLC, has six attractions across North America. This is the first year Ice Castles has built Lake Geneva. Unseasonably warm temperatures and rain in December and early January hindered construction of the icy attraction and delayed the opening date by a few weeks.

Ice Castles, which is made entirely from ice, features tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and cascading towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights that twinkle to music at night.

Artisans have spent the last eight weeks growing, harvesting, and hand-placing icicles to create the life-size winter playground. The company has other locations in Midway, Utah; North Woodstock, New Hampshire; Excelsior, Minnesota; Dillon, Colorado; and Edmonton, Alberta.

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