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Photos: Empires of ice

Constructing the Ice Castles

People enjoy the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night Saturday, Dec. 28.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com

DILLON — From their groundbreaking first icicles in November until their opening day on Saturday, Dec. 28, crews battled with mother nature and labored tirelessly around the clock to create the artistic arctic marvel, the Dillon Ice Castles. To the ice artists, it was all worth it as they gauged the crowd’s wondrous reaction on opening night.

Families enter the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28.
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People enjoy the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28.
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People explore the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28.
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Dramatically lit icicles hang from structures in the Ice Castles on Saturday, Dec. 28.
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Fire dancers entertain the crowd at the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28.
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In a performance of fire and ice, entertainers dazzle the crowd at the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28.
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Annie Delminico works at the Dillon Ice Castles on opening night, Saturday, Dec. 28. Delminico has been working on the construction of the Ice Castles since early November and loves the reaction of the public to the finished work of art.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com



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