The Stillwater ice castle, above, which closed a week ago because of warmer weather, will reopen at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The attraction in Lowell Park will remain open into March if temperatures permit, promoters have said.

Paths made of 8 inches of crushed ice and snow will be restored for the reopening, said spokeswoman Melissa Smuzynski. The castle's walls — from 10 to 15 inches thick — were built to withstand the warmer weather.

Anyone who previously bought a ticket to the castle on a day when the attraction was closed may go online to to reschedule, Smuzynki said.

The Washington County Historical Society also will be hosting an ice cream social on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in Lowell Park, just north of the ice castle. The event is free, but donations to the historical society will be accepted. For information, call 651-439-5956 or go to

Kevin Giles