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Ice Castles in Excelsior

One of our favorite winter activities is visiting the ice castles! Last year they were in Stillwater but this year they'll be much closer- Excelsior! Tickets go on sale on January 11th. 

Tickets: General Admission (ages 12+) weekdays $10.95, weekends $15.95. Children (4-11) weekdays $7.95, weekends $9.95

Tips for a great experience

Wear Boots! The walking surface inside Ice Castles is made of crushed ice. Walking in boots is definitely best.

Buy Tickets Before You Arrive! When you buy a ticket, you buy an arrival time. We ask that you arrive within your 30-minute time window. Once you are inside Ice Castles you can stay as long as you’d like!

Save some trees! When you buy your tickets online we’ll send you an email with a unique QR code, so there’s no need to print your tickets. We can scan the code right from your phone!

Photos are encouraged (and we want to see them! #icecastles) but we ask that you please leave photography equipment such as tripods and lights at home. For information about commercial or specialized photo sessions please email us at info@icecastles.com.

Sleds are better. We highly recommend bringing a small sled to pull children instead of a stroller. It is extremely difficult to push a stroller through Ice Castles (think of it like trying to push a stroller on a sandy beach).

Parking & Directions

Ice Castles is located in Excelsior at The Commons on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, at 135 Lake Street, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331

Entertainment & Special Events

Enchanted Frozen Sisters

Meet the Enchanted Frozen Sisters and take a photo with them as you enter their frozen home. Enchanted Frozen Sisters will be greeting guests at Ice Castles during the following times:

Saturdays and Sundays at noon - 5 p.m.

Appearances provided by Tiny Diva Princess Party

Photo provided by Coppersmith Photography

* Princess will take breaks throughout the scheduled time, so please be patient and understanding with this need. Appearances are weather dependent. On very cold days appearance times may be shortened or canceled.

Fire Performances

Enjoy a high energy fire show at Ice Castles! They will amaze you with a versatile and unique show using many different manipulation props including fire breathing, spinning, hula, and more. Shows run periodically throughout the set times.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Fire Performances provided by Insphyre Performance

Winter Star Watch Parties with Mike Lynch

Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Ice Castles. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Gemini the Twins, Leo the Lion, and some of the great stories behind them.

We’ll also use two large telescopes that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close up views of the planet Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our early winter skies.You’ll also get a great handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, a telescope buying guide, and more!

Dress warm and bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfortable!

 

More Info here: https://icecastles.com/excelsior/

 

 

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