Lake Geneva "Ice Castles" on track to open in December

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LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (WMTV) -- An icy wonderland is being built on Lake Geneva for an acre-sized frozen attraction.

"Ice Castles" is returning to Wisconsin in late December 2018. Construction is taking place on the lake and workers are harvesting icicles.

“Mother Nature has been our friend this month,” said Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis, “Our crews have been working hard over the last week to make ice and build an interactive experience that families across the Midwest will love.”

Each day, artisans harvest up to 10,000 icicles to create "Ice Castles." Each of those icicles are used to create the structures, with some castles reaching heights around 30 feet.

“The amount of interest and excitement already generated by locals and visitors from the news of Ice Castles being built in Lake Geneva has been amazing,” said Ed Svitak, VISIT Lake Geneva president. “VISIT Lake Geneva is assisting many visitors with their getaway plans to experience Ice Castles and all the area has to offer during the winter season.”

Artisans will spend around 4,000 hours this season creating the structures and embedding them with color-changing LED lights.

Tickets will go on sale once an opening date is decided. People can sign up on on the Ice Castles' website to be notified about ticket sales.

Lake Geneva is one of six "Ice Castles" locations in North America. Other locations include Midway, Utah; Excelsior, Minnesota; Lincoln, New Hampshire; Dillon, Colorado; and Edmonton, Alberta.

The last time "Ice Castles" was in Wisconsin was in Wisconsin Dells from January 28 to February 16, 2017.