Warm weather forces closure of Ice Castles on Sunday

Temperatures are in the 40s in the Twin Cities.
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While many a Twin Cities resident are out and about on this Sunday, the warm and sunny weather has claimed a victim.

The Ice Castles attraction, located this year in New Brighton, has had to close for the day due to the warm temperatures.

The mercury has been hitting the upper 40s on this unseasonably warm February day, which poses a safety risk to guests at the attraction.

It's hoped that the Ice Castles should be able to reopen on Monday, when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing again.

Those who bought tickets for Sunday will receive full refunds and a coupon giving them the ability to rebook at a discounted price.

Fortunately, the warm weather doesn't seem to have hampered any of the competitions being held for the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, with skiing races starting on Bde Maka Ska on time Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service says that it's possible the Twin Cities could register a record high temperature for Feb. 2.

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