Perfect weather to build the Mayville Ice Castle

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) —   It couldn’t be better weather to build an ice castle and that is exactly what they are doing in Mayville.

The ice castle is a yearly tradition, constructed out of ice cut from Lake Chautauqua and formed into a castle for a festival, which this year will be this weekend.

Ken Kearner with the Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce said the event brings in tens of thousands of people.

Festivities begin Friday with shopping, food vendors and a polar plunge in the lake.

The festival raises money that is funneled to a variety of charities.

The event starts on Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. ending with fireworks.. On Sunday, families can come out to Mayville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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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