Award-Winning, Nationally Known Ice Castles Attraction Comes to Lake George
Get Ready for Ice Castles in 2022!
Ice Castles has been a hit sensation for kids and adults alike in five other states, and now the interactive winter attraction is set to come to Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George in 2022!
Please note, details for Ice Castles are still being finalized, and we'll continue to update this page as more information is made available.
Ice Castles Announced for Lake George at Press Conference
"It's a game changer," Mayor Robert Blais said about Ice Castles coming to Lake George, at a press conference held at Charles R. Wood Park on October 3, 2021. "Today, we make the Lake George region year-round."
Excitement was in the air at the press conference announcing the arrival of Ice Castles, particularly as the rain held out for the event on an otherwise drizzly day.
"If you can control the weather like you did today, it's going to be a great winter!" Kyle Stanifird, CEO of Ice Castles said.
Stanifird indicated that choosing Lake George as the next Ice Castles location was an easy decision particularly after seeing the cooperation between private and public sector in the community.
Indeed, Ice Castles has been a massive collaboration in the community that has been three years in the making, according to Warren County Tourism Director Joanne Conley. And, this major boost for Lake George is not just for tourists, Mayor Blais emphasized, but for tax-paying, year-round residents as well.
Chairwoman of Warren County Board of Directors Rachel Seeber shared a few reviews of Ice Castles she'd found just that morning. Highlights included: "It's a beautiful and bright spot in the winter," "We visited three times in one winter," and, "It's always so magical."
Stanifird reiterated that the goal is to bring magic to the Lake George area with Ice Castles. What does that mean exactly? Keep reading to get more details on what to expect!
A Magical Winter Wonderland With Plenty of Features to Explore
Ice Castles brings a fun, frozen world to life through crawl tunnels, ice slides, ice caverns, an ice maze, frozen thrones, fountains, and an Arctic Alcove, where you can book a private VIP experience.
Most guests spend 30 minutes to 1 hour exploring the attraction. The other locations for Ice Castles are in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Colorado, Utah, and Wisconsin.
This one-of-a-kind attraction takes a team of 20 to 40 ice artisans approximately eight weeks to construct, with the team harvesting and placing between 5,000 and 12,000 icicles. The various features are then drenched with water and repeated, until the ice reaches heights of about 15 to 30 feet. LED lights embedded inside the ice illuminate the attraction at night.
The concept for Ice Castles was born from founder Brent Christensen, who aimed to build an ice cave for his daughter, that turned into an internationally renowned tourist attraction.
What to Expect With Ice Castles in Lake George: Pricing & More
According to the Ice Castle's New York page on their website, the attraction will be coming to Lake George in January, 2022. Tickets will be available on the website, and possibly on-site as well if not sold out. Ticket prices are listed as $28 adults/$22 kids (4 to 11) on weekends, and $21 adults/$16 kids on weekdays. Monday holiday pricing for January 17 and February 22 will be the same as weekend pricing.
The Lake George Chamber expects attendance upwards of 100,000 for the enchanting attraction, so guests will definitely want to plan ahead with tickets, lodging, and related plans. Ice Castles is tentatively set to run January and February 2022, and possibly into March.
Ice Castles will be weather dependent, and may be temporarily closed or unavailable due to weather.
Happily, the introduction of Ice Castles coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Lake George Winter Carnival, so there's plenty to enjoy in the region this season!