Driving to and from the New Hampshire Ice Castle was a trial, but working in it was pure pleasure. Dan Beck, the site manager / Master Ice Castle Builder as well as his builders, assistants and worker bees, did a fabulous job. Not only have they had a real winter with cold weather and snow, which is essential for a good Ice Castle, but they have also been blessed with a great land site (mountains and trees in the background), good water quality and a nice big building next door for warming toes. The combination of all these factors has made for, in my opinion, the best Ice Castles to date.
I work in castles made of glacial ice--dripping stalactites of ice forming natural columns and turrets which sparkle in the sun and radiate color in the night. Sometimes I don't even believe it, but yes, it's true--I work in the Ice Castles.
One of my life's greatest joys was creating and then experiencing the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest of 2010. I spent the better part of a month preparing and moving over 50 large sheets of ice glass from the freezing pools in my front yard to the peninsula of land that juts out into Lake of the Isles . . .
We at Wintercraft are excited to announce a new book written by Jennifer Shea Hedberg that will detail luminary ice projects that will be fun for the whole family.
Wintercraft heads north for the 31st running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. We have sponsored this amazing event for a few years now and love it!