Author: Celia Wirth

New Ice Palace MAZE will be ‘bigger, bolder’

Stillwater Gazette - January 11, 2022 Another Ice Palace MAZE is under construction at The Zephyr Theatre, where it will be open to the public Jan. 15 through Feb. 20. Last year, The Zephyr’s huge Ice Palace MAZE attracted a huge crowd — more than 30,000 visitors. They came to wander through the maze, pose for pics in front of ice sculptures, zip down the ice slide, and huddle around fire pits to eat s’mores. At least one wedding proposal was made — and accepted — in the unique setting.

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Ice Palace Maze opens soon in Stillwater

5abc KSTP.COM Eyewitness News - January 9, 2022 Andrea Lyon - Stillwater is about to freeze out the competition when it comes to the largest Ice Maze in the United States. The Zephyr Theatre is in the middle of chipping away at this frozen form of art, which is made up of 2,900 blocks of ice and will end up being around 775 thousand pounds of ice.

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COLUMN: It’s going to be a cold and fun winter

The Gazette - January 7, 2022 Chris Shaffer is WCCO’s chief meteorologist - I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It is amazing that last Christmas officially goes down as a “brown Christmas” because we only had a trace of snow on the ground. The loose definition calls for at least one inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning to qualify as a white one.

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Epic ice maze 90 minutes from St. Cloud opens mid-january

98.1 Minnesota's New Country - January 5, 2022 You'd think all Minnesotans are related to Queen Elsa from Frozen, we get so excited about cold and ice. The Zephyr Theater in Stillwater shared their excitement for the Ice Palace Maze opening for the season on Facebook. Read More: Epic Ice Maze 90 Minutes From St. Cloud Opens Mid-January |

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Bigger, better ice maze returns

White Bear Press - January 5, 2022 Minnesotans know their way around ice — about 775,000 pounds of ice, to be exact. That impressive poundage belongs to this year’s ice palace maze at the Zephyr Theatre, which opens Jan. 15 and runs until Feb. 20. Weather permitting, the ice palace will remain open until the 28th.

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Ice events returning to Stillwater

The Gazette - December 10, 2021 By Matt DeBow / A downtown ice rink will return to Stillwater for its second year. The rink will be constructed in the city of Stillwater’s parking lot 4 next to the Water Street Inn. The Stillwater City Council unanimously approved, 5-0, during its meeting on Dec. 7, closing parking lot 4 for the Water Street Inn to create the outdoor ice rink from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28.

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