Dan Stoltz leads groundbreaking of Ice Palace

Jan 12, 2018

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz and Chairman of the Ice Board of Governors led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace on Tuesday.

Ice palace ground breaking

The first of 5,000 ice blocks was set as the cornerstone of the structure. Each of the ice blocks weighs 500 pounds, but a few of them will weigh a little more as miniature SPIRE Archie trucks have been frozen inside of them!

Archie trucks frozen in ice block of ice palace
Archie truck frozen in ice

The 5,000 ice blocks will form six ice spires representing King Boreas, Aurora Queen of the Snows and each of the four wind princes and princesses of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family.

SPIRE is a proud partner of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace. Learn more about how SPIRE values Minnesota's season of ice and snow >