A very cool castle

posted Feb. 5, 2018 7:43 a.m. (CDT)
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    A very cool castleThis ice castle has been standing proud in downtown Eagle River since earlier this year. The 30-foot-tall by 25-by-30-foot ice castle was built with 2,100 blocks of ice by the Eagle River Area Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers. The volunteers use an ice saw and a conveyor system to get the ice blocks from Silver Lake to a pickup truck, then deliver them to the construction site. Depending on the weather, the ice castle normally stands until mid-February, when the remains are taken down. The community’s first ice castle was built in 1933.

Photo by Jim Massey

This ice castle has been standing proud in downtown Eagle River since earlier this year. The 30-foot-tall by 25-by-30-foot ice castle was built with 2,100 blocks of ice by the Eagle River Area Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers. The volunteers use an ice saw and a conveyor system to get the ice blocks from Silver Lake to a pickup truck, then deliver them to the construction site. Depending on the weather, the ice castle normally stands until mid-February, when the remains are taken down. The community’s first ice castle was built in 1933.






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