The region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink officially opens on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., for season-long, family-friendly fun on the banks of the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton.
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For nearly a decade, the MetroParks Ice Rink has been a mainstay in the Dayton community, bringing holiday cheer to all. With festive lights overhead and a steamy cup of hot cocoa within reach, a night on the ice at the MetroParks Ice Rink can be a picture-perfect way to ring in the joy of the season.
“We are helping families establish traditions,” said Meredith Adamisin, Five Rivers MetroParks RiverScape manager. “We love being a consistent anchor of the downtown holiday festivities.”
The MetroParks Ice Rink is sponsored by Huffy and will be open through March 1, including special holiday hours during Christmas, New Year’s and more. Visit the MetroParks’ website for a complete schedule.
Daily admission to the MetroParks Ice Rink under the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave., is $6 daily, and visitors can rent ice skates for $2.
Season passes are available at a 20 percent discounted, pre-season cost.
A season pass for the whole family will come out to $72 and covers season-long admission and skate rentals for up to five people. Individual passes, at $24, cover the same costs for one person. Season pass-holders will also enjoy 25 percent off all products at the RiverScape Café. Gift certificates are also available for purchase on location.
While at RiverScape MetroPark, visitors can warm up by the fire and grab snacks, hot chocolate and more at the adjacent snack bar which will be open during rink hours.
Families, neighborhoods, clubs and groups can rent the ice rink for private events. Available dates are limited. For more information, call 937-275-PARK.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: RiverScape MetroParks Ice Rink
WHERE: 237 E. Monument Ave., Dayton
WHEN: Beginning Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Check website for dates and times.
COST: $6 per person per skate, $2 skate rental. Season passes available