Redmond’s ice rink will open on December 16 at 5pm, weather permitting. Enjoy opening day activities with free skating and a showing of Polar Express.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5pm and then the rink will be open to the public enjoy. Skates will be available for rental.
At 6pm Desert Song Community Church will host a showing of Polar Express for people to enjoy while using the ice skating rink. A screen 14’ x 14’ will be installed near the ice skating rink for the event. Free popcorn will be available.
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 10am to 1:30pm Monday –Thursday and 10am to 12:30pm 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 3-9pm Monday – Thursday, 2-10pm Friday and Saturday and 2-9pm 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 percent 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.
Included in your admission during the opening weekend are free skating lessons offered by Karen Walz, from Physical Therapy Associates on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4. Redmond Area Park and Recreation District requests that you pre-register for these lessons so that they can plan accordingly.
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.