HANS GILSDORF

Volunteers Working On Ice Palace For Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes

The Building Blocks Are 500 pound Ice Blocks Harvested From Detroit Lake

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of cranes grabbing, hammers hammering and chainsaws sawing into tons of ice. It’s all a part of the preparation for one of the biggest winter events in Lakes Country: Polar Fest. The building blocks used for this ice castle and all the other decorations for the festival are these 500 pound ice blocks that…

Lights Are Turned On Inside Detroit Lakes Ice Palace

First One Constructed In Town Since 1971

DETROIT LAKES, Minn — Detroit Lakes just completed the first ice harvest they’ve had in more than 50 years. All that ice was used to create a 24-foot-tall ice palace. Detroit Lakes has been turned completely into a scene right out of the movie Frozen between the cold weather and the ice palace that is now lit up tonight. The…