NORTH WOODSTOCK, NEW HAMPSHIRE; JANUARY 9, 2019 - A popular winter attraction that has called New Hampshire its home for the past five years will open Friday, January 11, 2019. Ice Castles will return to New Hampshire for its sixth season, but it won’t be at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln this year. Instead, the icy experience has moved to a new, permanent location just a few miles away on Clarks Farm Road in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.
Ice Castles draws tens of thousands of visitors from across New England each winter. The Utah-based company purchased an 80-acre plot of undeveloped land in North Woodstock in 2017 with plans to build the icy tourist attraction there and include other winter activities in the future. This year, visitors to Ice Castles can also purchase tickets for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through an enchanted winter forest.
“We are thrilled to bring Ice Castles back to New Hampshire this season,” said Ryan Davis, CEO of Ice Castles, LLC. “And now, families looking to enjoy time together outdoors this winter can not only experience the magic of Ice Castles, they also have the option of taking a fun sleigh ride through a beautiful snow-covered forest.”
The new location in North Woodstock is just 2.5 miles from Hobo Railroad in Lincoln where Ice Castles has been in previous years. Ice Castles features ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones and towering ice formations.
The acre-sized castle in North Woodstock is one of six Ice Castles locations in North America. Other locations include Midway, Utah; Dillon, Colorado; Excelsior, Minnesota; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; and Edmonton, Canada.
About Ice Castles: 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. Ice Castles is now an internationally renowned experience with six locations in cities across the United States and Canada and growing.