Recommended dress: Coats! Hats! Mittens! Boots! This is an ice bar, people. It’s outside. And there is ice. Of course, wear your cutest hat, though.
Grand Superior Lodge
2826 East Highway 61, Two Harbors
Hours: Open every Friday and Saturday, 4–10 p.m. through mid-March
Extended Hours New Year’s Eve, December 31st: Noon – 12:30 a.m.
The wildly popular BLÅª, Ice Bar and Lounge at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors is opening its icy doors for a third season. This year BLÅª’s “chill” atmosphere, is bigger and includes an ice-made lodge complete with the warm glow of a fireplace and mantel that will display ice-carved trophy fish and game, a 6-foot carved moose in a wall of ice and countless activities in BLÅª’s 2,000 square feet of “chill” space. Construction on BLÅª begins on December 14th when a semi-truck loaded with 51,000 pounds of ice will arrive at Grand Superior Lodge. A team of internationally acclaimed ice carvers with the help of additional area carvers will work with 170 blocks of ice. Each block weighs 300 pounds. Additional trucks will bring snow which will be used to create the “logs” included in BLÅª’s ice log lounge theme for 2012/213. Once complete, BLÅª will contain 27,000 gallons of water frozen, sculpted and perfected for an ice experience like nothing else out there!
“It is truly the ultimate winter destination,” says Barb Swenson, Marketing Director for Odyssey Resorts. “While BLÅª is made almost entirely of ice, inside the carved ice walls is an inviting area that will simply take your breath away. From the fur-lined ice benches and star covered ceiling to the interactive games and signature BLÅª martini; this is the perfect holiday or winter getaway.”
BLÅª will feature an entertainment area and five different games including ice beer pong and the stump game.
Enjoy drink specials served in ice shot glasses while sitting outside next to a roaring bonfire!
BLÅª, Ice Bar and Lounge is crafted again this year by Chris Swarbrick, carving champion from the St. Paul Winter Carnival and Peter Slavin, internationally acclaimed ice sculpting performer, and this year they will be joined by at least three area sculptors. BLÅª, Ice Bar and Lounge is the perfect place to relax with family and friends during the holiday season. Plus, don’t miss New Year’s at BLÅª. We’re ringing in 2013 with live music, drinks and a one-of-a-kind chill atmosphere! BLÅª, Ice Bar and Lounge at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors is an absolute can’t-miss experience. You’re invited to check out BLÅª, opening in time for the 2012 Winter Solstice.