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Warm up to winter with ice skating, marshmallow roasting and hot cocoa
Grab your mittens and hats – Evans On Ice is back. The 2021-22 season will run from Wednesday, November 17 until Monday, January 3 at Evans Towne Center Park.

The outdoor ice skating rink will be open 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, noon – 10 p.m. Saturday and noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. Weekday hours will be extended during winter break – check Facebook for details.

This year, Evans On Ice will feature a larger rink, which measures 60-feet-by-100-feet. The Sparkle Express train and marshmallow roasting pit will operate on weekends and holidays throughout the season. Hot cocoa and concessions will be available, and food trucks will be scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings.

“People keep telling us how excited they are that the ice rink is coming back,” says Christine Boerner, co-founder of Evans On Ice. “As we have talked to people, the message we keep hearing is that they are craving connection with family and friends. What better way to connect safely than outdoors while having fun skating, and enjoying hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows?”

Tickets will be sold at the rink. The cost is $12 on weekdays and $16 on weekends. Skates are included in the price, but a skate buddy can be rented for an additional fee. Group tickets are available at a 15% discount for 15 – 25 people, 20% for 26 – 74 people and 25% for 75 or more people.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the new technology, larger rink and new ice skates,” says Mike Boerner, co-founder.

While the rink will be the main attraction, the event also will feature occasional live acoustic music and movies in the park. The rink will be available to book private or corporate parties, and ice skating lessons will be offered as well.

The 2020-2021 season was cancelled due to covid-19, but organizers feel that the rink can operate safely with proper precautions in place.

Evans On Ice plans to closely monitor the current delta variant and its effect on the community, and safety will be a priority. Sanitizing stations will be located throughout the rink area, and organizers will follow local and CDC recommendations to keep staff and patrons safe.

For more information, visit evansonice.com.