Ice castle built for Mayville’s Winter Festival

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB)A majestic winter tradition is taking shape in the southern tier.

The “ice castle” has been built for the annual Winter Festival in Mayville. The official lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday.

Crews say the extremely cold temperatures have provided perfect conditions for the structure, which in years past has been torn down when higher temperatures caused it to become unstable.

Big crowds are expected at Lakeside Park for the festival this weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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