‘It’s magical’: Massive ice castle, complete with a throne room, slides and towers, a Canadian first in Edmonton.


EDMONTON — Ryan Davis was working as a real estate developer five years ago when he started building palaces that melted away each spring.

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John Lucas/Postmedia NewsSeven-year-old Keagan Hoff checks things out in Ice Castles on opening day in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton on Wednesday Dec. 30.

It’s now his full-time job to build them back up every winter, using hundreds of thousands of shimmering icicles.

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