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Redmond hopes to open ice rink Nov. 16

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Oct 26 2012 07:51:05 PM CDT
REDMOND, Ore. -

Redmond’s ice rink will open on Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. 

Due to the success of the rink last year, the city is hoping to open it earlier this year so that families have an affordable, fun activity to enjoy during the Thanksgiving Holiday week. 

The approximately 4,000-square-foot rink will be open to the public seven days a week until the end of March, weather permitting.  There will be free skate hours from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday –Thursday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday.  You must have your own skates and the rink will not be staffed during these times.

The rink will be open with skate rentals available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday,
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee will be $1, with rental skates available for another $3.  A family rate of $12 is available for persons residing in the same household, up to six people.  A reduced rate will be available (75% reduction) for qualifying families through the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District’s scholarship program.

The rink will maintain normal operating hours during the holiday weekends.

The Redmond Urban Renewal Agency purchased the portable ice skating rink to provide an economical and fun activity for families to enjoy during the winter season as part of the Centennial Park project.  The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will operate and maintain the facility.

“We are excited to bring this amenity to the community to enjoy, and are delighted that it will be open during the holiday season,” enthused Heather Richards, Community Development Director for the City of Redmond and Project Manager for the Ice Skating Rink.  

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