The 2018 Northern "Lights and Ice" palace is designed by Architect Bill Rust of Rust Architects. Bill was the architect of the 1988 palace and the record breaking 1992 Winter Carnival Ice Palace. The designer of the amazing lighting is Steve Frattalone of Frattalone and Associates. Steve is a nationwide recognized special effects expert who has designed the lighting on several previous ice palaces.
The 2018 Northern "Lights and Ice" Palace will be 52 feet tall and will allow visitors to walk inside the main courtyard. One tower will be accessible for visitors to overlook the entryway.