We finally bundled ourselves up and made our way over to the ice castles last night. Right next to the ice skating rink (unfortunately closed for the season due to broken pipes) in downtown Midway. Pretty darn amazing, and ever evolving.
Made from nothing but frozen water, ice infrastructure too, ice artist Brent Christensen works tirelessly, at all hours of the day, and in all temperatures building these castles. Believe me, I’ve driven carpool, first thing in the morning, and there he is. Returning home late, late at night… still working. Super tiger, I say, dedicated to his work.
Depending on the air temperatures, the ice castles take on different aspects. Last night the ice was crisp and shiny thanks to the below zero temperatures this past week. Pictures on their blog from previous warmer weeks show drippy smooth surfaces.
I need to go back about dinner time, get a view with blue sky and then a sunset. AND if it ever snows again this winter in Utah… I’d like to be ice castle observing that day too.
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Update: Unfortunately, the ice castles haven’t been built in Midway since the winter of 2011. But, the ice skating rink located in downtown Midway is still a fun winter destination (open December through February).