The following is a news release from The Ice Palace-Idaho.
RIGBY — The Ice Palace – Idaho is returning with the best ice attractions in the state. This year’s Ice Palace features a larger Ice Palace at more than 30,000 square feet with magical characters, fire performances, family fun events, sleigh rides and new interactive attractions.
Opening Day is anticipated on Friday, Dec. 22, weather permitting. The Ice Palace-Idaho is located at Krupp Scout Hollow just north of Rigby, east of Highway 20. It will be open every day from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except Sunday, Dec. 31). In January and February, the Ice Palace will be open on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets and season passes are available here.
The Ice Palace-Idaho is a complete winter experience for the entire family, with more than 300 feet of brilliantly-illuminated tunnels, ice slides and towering structures. Now in its seventh season, the Ice Palace will include a dynamic itinerary of activities including fire dancers, ice princesses, beloved winter characters, a new Winter Festival and fireworks on Saturday Dec. 30. The venue will also be offering a new enchanted horse drawn sleigh ride through the forest.
“I am beyond excited for our guests to experience a taste of our Nordic Heritage this season. Our team has been hard at work to create a magical winter wonderland of ice, lights and snow,” Kira Martin, CEO of The Ice Palace, said. “We will have created ice tunnels that are hundreds of feet long, incredible live fire shows, a new acoustic dome, sledding for all ages, your favorite winter characters and so much more.”
Guests are invited to warm up at any of the crackling fire pits, enjoy local food trucks, visit the gift shop, sled on our kiddie hills and enjoy a sleigh ride through the enchanted forest.
A family-owned operation, the Ice Palace-Idaho is constructed and maintained by the Youngstrom Family. Log home builders by trade, building with ice was a natural winter extension from their Norwegian lineage. Their patented ice-building techniques have thrilled hundreds of thousands of visitors at their original Ice Palace location in Idaho.