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No Ice Castles in Minnesota this year, could return in 2022

The company is scaling back operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Ice Castles won't come to Minnesota this winter, event organizers said Friday. 

The popular winter attraction featuring a giant castle made of ice has been in Minnesota for the past six winters, but this year the company is scaling back operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"We would like to thank everyone who has supported Ice Castles over the years by visiting our Minnesota location," Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said in a statement. "Although we have decided not to bring Ice Castles back to the Twin Cities this winter, we look forward to returning to Minnesota in the future."

If the situation permits, Ice Castles hopes to return to Minnesota again in January 2022.

Ice Castles will only have four locations this winter (historically, there have been six), all of which will operate at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. 

The locations will be in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as well as New Hampshire, Colorado and Utah, Ice Castles' website says.

Last year, Ice Castles was in New Brighton. In previous years it was held in Excelsior, Eden Prairie, Stillwater and at Mall of America.

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