Utah-based Ice Castles expanding to New Zealand

13 Jun 2018 12:21 PM | Mike Hearn (Administrator)

Utah-based Ice Castles expanding to New Zealand

MIDWAY, UTAH | June 4, 2018 - A popular winter attraction with six locations across North America is now expanding to the southern hemisphere. Utah-based Ice Castles is announcing its newest location in Queenstown, New Zealand.  The attraction, scheduled to open in early July, is currently under construction at Coronet Peak, a popular winter resort just 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown. 

“We are excited to bring the magic of Ice Castles to New Zealand,” said the company’s CEO Ryan Davis, “With New Zealand’s winter occurring during North America’s summer, we are able to give more people around the world an inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors together and freeze time with their families year-round.”

Ice Castles is a seasonal entertainment company that creates elaborate, frozen castles each winter in six cities across North America, but this is the company’s first location in the southern hemisphere.  The attractions include ice caves, tunnels, and slides made entirely from ice. Professional ice artisans hand-place 10,000 icicles a day to create the enchanting, interactive castles that are illuminated at night with color-changing LED lights embedded inside the ice.  

Construction on the frozen wonderland in New Zealand began in late May with a projected opening date in early July.

Tickets will be available soon at https://icecastles.com/new-zealand/ 



For further information or to obtain high res images please contact:  
Corey Marshall at Canuckiwi, PR firm for Ice Castles New Zealand on + 64 21 555 463 or email corey@canuckiwi.com

Ice Castles backstory 


Ice Castles was founded by Brent Christensen, a Utah father of six who was looking for ways for his family to enjoy the outdoors together, even in winter. He created an ice cave in the front yard of their home, which ultimately brought out more than just his own children. 

As crowds of locals flocked to see his front yard creation, Christensen realized he was onto something big. Ice Castles will have six locations in cities across Canada and the United States this winter.