The MOA Ice Castle Is The ‘Coolest’

You have heard the adage, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Minnesotans have this advice beat by miles. Here in the cold, frozen north we say, “If life gives you winter – make an ice castle.” The coolest ice castle you can see right now is at the Mall of America in Bloomington. 
You still have time to check it out – but hurry! The Ice Castle was originally scheduled to close yesterday, however with the spectacularly cold weather we’ve been having the Ice Castle’s season has been extended until March 2nd.
Here’s a description of this amazing structure, from the Mall of America website:;

It all starts with an icicle. Unlike typical ice structures that are built with ice blocks, the Ice Castle is made of icicles organically grown from 4 million gallons of water and then fused together. The castle will join 50 large ice towers together to create a series of shimmering archways, tunnels, walls and caverns. In the center courtyard looms the largest frozen tower, reaching more than 40 feet high. Latticed icicles connect the icy columns to the tower, creating roomy caverns. Inside the Ice Castle, there will be several “Throne Rooms” with a chair large enough sit several people. At night, the castle will take on a magical look as thousands of LED multi-colored lights illuminate the ice from within.

 Here’s a link for more information on visiting the Ice Castle at the Mall of America.

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