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Ice Castles returning to Dillon with new COVID-19 safety measures

Ice Castles in Dillon
Posted at 11:08 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 13:08:09-05

DILLON — A winter wonderland in Summit County will return this season with new enhancements designed with safety in mind.

Ice Castles in Dillon will be back this December with ice slides, crawl spaces, caves, and fountains illuminated at night, but the experience will be slightly different.

"We are thrilled to welcome families back to Ice Castles at Dillon Town Park this winter," Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said in a press release sent on Tuesday. "The safety of our guests and staff has always been our top priority, and the new guidelines we have in place this season are designed to create a safe and magical environment for everyone."

Ice Castles will operate at a reduced capacity this season to promote social distancing. Wherever possible, tunnels and crawl spaces will be clearly marked as one-way features to limit face-to-face exposure with other guests. Staff and guests will be required to wear a mask.

If weather permits, ice artisans will begin growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles each day beginning this week to construct the frozen attraction.

The Ice Castles are projected to open sometime in late December.