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With the stormy weather happening, it's feeling like fall. And what comes after fall?
WINTER! Which means ice skating.
Construction is happening now on the new Westfield Downtown Plaza Ice Rink – Sacramento’s original outdoor ice rink.
A worker holds a section of the plastic pipes
which will carry the freon
that keeps the ice fozen as, ...well, ice!
“We’re thrilled to welcome back the ice rink to the heart of Downtown and celebrate 19 years of holiday magic,” said DSP Executive Director Michael Ault. “It’s amazing how quickly we can transform a public park into an icy wonderland. We should be making ice by this coming weekend.”
Crews position the
tubes so they line up correctly under the 7,000 square foot rink (above and below).
The rink re-opens Nov. 5 at noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free admission for skaters. A dazzling light display will create a winter wonderland feel. According to Lisa Martinez, Downtown Sac Partnership, "every Tuesday the rink will host a family skate night where kids skate free with a paid adult admission. Downtown employees receive a free skate rental every Wednesday courtesy of the Westfield Downtown Plaza. The rink is also offering Saturday ice skating lessons on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m."
The rink will be open daily through January 17. Regular admission to the ice rink is $8 for a two-hour session and $2 for skate rental. It is located at located at 7th & K streets in Downtown Sacramento near Westfield Shopping Plaza.
Folks can follow the ice rink action and find deals at http://www.downtownsac.org/icerink
Find the rink on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/downtownsac.org
Follow on Twitter: http://@DowntownIceRInk
Catch video clips of the rink under construction: http://www.youtube.com/DowntownSac95814
The event is sponsored by the Westfield Downtown Plaza as well as The Hines Company, CIM Group, Trane, Made in the Shade and CBS 13 and CW 31.
SacPress Photos | Kati Garner