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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD854 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Eilat in the summer is just scorching hot. When we were there in early July it was 42c which is about 107f.

So going to check out Ice Space was a great idea. Just a short walk from our hotel (Dan) it was worth the hour that it took and was a super unique experience.

They give you polar expedition suits because the Israelis are very cold inside but for me coming fro Maryland, it was just a welcome freeze.

Check it out.
Written July 9, 2018
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Daniel G
Melbourne, Australia2,865 contributions
Dec 2017
It was usual hot day when we were in Eilat , so we were convinced to spend a little time in freezing room. It was fun. You are wearing special clothes and even get cold drink in this room bar, which actually feels like a hot drink.
Very nice place where even musical instrument are inside of ice.
Written January 15, 2018
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yossinir123
Tel Aviv, Israel3,541 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Ice Space is an adventure for all people that have not been in places below zero Celsius .Here you will be at - 5C in small room but you get the right feeling about the ice and the cold atmosphere.
Written December 19, 2017
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H2ATravels
Zichron Yaakov, Israel132 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
The Ice Space is a unique atteaction. In minus 15 degrees you can watch scleptures made out of ice. There is an Ice glade. And you can see how an igloo looks like.
Written October 12, 2017
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yairtal3
Beersheba, Israel4 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
There is not much to do there.
The visit is short and after half an hour of pictures you want to leave.
There is a great difference between the heat outside and the frosty temperature inside so there is relief from the heat.
Written September 1, 2017
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Liron B
Israel159 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Small room, full of ice with ice slide.
You receive warm clothes as the place is very cold.
You can see some ice sculptures and small exhibition of items under ice.
Nice place, not more...
Written August 29, 2017
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yiskaras
Israel11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Not a full day out by any means, the temperatures are too cold to stay in there for longer than aprox 30 minutes, but it is a great attraction and the perfect thing to do in the middle of the day when you want to escape the Eilat heat! It's a bit of fun and great for photos! You don't have to bring anything, they'll provide you with all the warm stuff including shoes!
Written August 21, 2017
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Frieda A
Jerusalem, Israel33 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
upon entering this amazingly cool hall, visitors are given coats and shoes and after wearing them, they enter a large room with iced sculptures. there is also a slide to go on and slide on the ice.
Price: about 50 NIS
Written July 23, 2017
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402meitala
1 contribution
Jul 2017 • Family
It's a small room with very few sculptures, it's not more than 10 minutes for a visit and not worth the money.
Written July 17, 2017
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VeggieWifi
London, UK266 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I found out about IceSpace while thumbing through a promotional brochure of things to do in Eilat at my hostel. It was 40C outside and I had nothing to do for the afternoon before Shabbat so I went along to check it out.

The staff genuinely seemed surprised to see me and appeared to have forgotten they were running a business - I didn't know at the time that there was a entry price (it appeared to be just a cold bar from the brochure) and because it was very close to Shabbat and the lobby was empty, I asked if they were open and they all said yes and then did not move. I tried again. Once we established that the place was a) open, b) cost money, and c) I wanted to go inside, it was a lot smoother sailing. I was given furry clothing and shown a highly pretentious video presentation by "Lady Ice" about what a unique and difficult-to -produce attraction IceSpace is and an unexpected warning about climate change.

Other people have complained about this presentation but I believe the actual point of it is to acclimatise you to the freezing temperature before you go in the space itself, so pay no mind.

You will get the general impression from the marketing that IceSpace is a winter wonderland, possibly across multiple floors given it advertises a sixteen foot slide, and that it's a cool place to get a drink. I'm sure that's the vision of the founder as well.

In reality, IceSpace is a single room industrial freezer, with some ice carvings of a couple of animals dotted around in the corners, and a very large outcrop of ice that I think is there to cover the coolant pipes. These are covered in slabs of ice in which are frozen various kinds of fish. As a vegetarian, this horrified me. The slide is basically a shelf out the back of the carvings and the bar, you go up some steps and one staff guy puts you on a sled, shoves you, and you whizz down until you hit a cushion held in place by another staff member. There's some ice seating, and an igloo. Maybe ten people could sit down at a time if they were friendly.

Once I was in, the two staff members were very friendly and spontaneously offered to film my slide adventure. They were officially staffing a bar which I did not use. The room's has indirect lighting with neon lights dotted here and there and there's a fairly loud pop playlist on. The atmosphere was pretty pleasant, but there was an absolutely horrid smell that smells the way a freezer does when you've spilled something gross and fishy in it.

It's therefore pretty underwhelming for the price of 50NIS. BUT given that it's 40C outside in Eilat at the moment, and even aircon can only achieve so much, it was very refreshing. Again, because I had arrived at about 4pm just before shabbat came in, there was no-one else there and all I wanted to do was chill out, literally, I had a very pleasant time after photographing everything and going on the slide just sitting on one of the ice blocks texting my friends. Eventually the furry clothing I had been supplied with couldn't protect me from the ice any longer and my body heat started melting the ice and so I started sticking to the walls and had to move around. The video warns you to stay for only 30 minutes or you'll freeze but in reality I would have stayed much longer if my phone battery hadn't gone and I just didn't have anything to do because my bag had been taken into storage.

On leaving and returning my furry gear, I went back out into the furnace and stayed pleasantly cool for a good hour afterwards, which was lovely.

I can imagine this might be a different experience when there are more people, or you're with friends, and I understand the economics of running a freezer must require an entry fee or they'd go bankrupt, and I enjoyed my time there - but now I know it costs 50NIS, I couldn't in good conscience go again or recommend it to others. They might be better off putting down cloth seats so people can sit for longer and genuinely try to turn it into a bar. As some sort of art exhibit that happens to sell alcohol, I'm not convinced.
Written July 10, 2017
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