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SPIRE Credit Union Proud Partner of The Winter Carnival Ice Palace

Thursday, December 21, 2017  
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SPIRE Credit Union - ST. PAUL, Minn. (December 21, 2017) - SPIRE President & CEO Dan Stoltz led a press conference with St. Paul Winter Carnival officials on Thursday announcing an ice palace will be built for the 2018 Winter Carnival.


The seven-story structure will feature six ice spires representing each of the members of the Winter Carnival Royal Family.  It will be built by local union contractors with 4.000 blocks weighing 500 pounds each, which will be trucked in from a lake in the Spicer/New London area.  Due to their size and weight, each semi-trailer can transport just 80 blocks per trip.


The palace, family-friendly and free of charge, will be part of an ice sculpture gallery in Rice Park starting the last weekend in January through February 10, 2018.

This announcement “shows us all what happens when people with great ideas and dedicated spirit work together,” said Dan Stoltz, President/CEO of SPIRE Credit Union and member of the ICE Board of Governors. “A great deal of work, energy, enthusiasm, and support came together to help us bring this back to life in a way that really works."


To help raise funds for the palace, the 500-pound ice blocks can be purchased with a commemorative certificate at


Photo: (L-R) Jennifer Tamburo, St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation Board Chair; and Dan Stoltz, SPIRE CEO & Member of ICE Board of Governors


About SPIRE Credit Union: A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 17 branches across the metro and throughout northern Minnesota.


For more information, please visit

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034