Ice Castle

(Spicer MN-) The cutting of ice for the 2019 Spicer Winterfest Ice Castle begins tonight. Mike Lint of the Wee Kut Ice Company says they'll clean off the surface of the ice on Green Lake and then begin cutting tonight. They will continue cutting tomorrow as well as helping Travis Masonry build the castle...

...Lint says if you'd like to help, come out to Saulsbery Beach on Friday the 11th or Saturday the 12th. They could use up to 50 people to help. Lint says the ice is more than 15 inches thick, which is good. Michelle Olson of The Spicer Commercial Club says they will light the castle as soon as possible...

...Olson says The official Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks will be on Saturday January 19th. She says later that day there will be a new event called Fire on Ice Dance...

...Other than the castle construction, there are some other Spicer Winterfest events this weekend including Soup and Music from Bob From The Bs at Glacial Ridge Wintery Friday at 5 and live music by Radio Accoustic at O'Neils Stunday from 3 to 6 p.m. There's also daily skating at the Prairie Meadows Ice Rink and cross country skiing at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. For a complete schedule go to spicermn.com.