Ice Plaza draws crowds on opening day
|The Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza opened Friday morning, and the near spring-like temperatures didn’t deter skaters from taking advantage of the park’s latest attraction. (Above) Arianny Peters, 4 ˝, the daughter of Ashley Peters, Noblesville, using a skating aid to get around the rink. “I can fall down easily,” Arianny said.|
|Silas Fryman, 7, the son of Mark and Heather Fryman, Cicero, starts to get the hang of skating with the help of a skating aid.|
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|What: Ice Plaza at Federal Hill Commons|
Hours: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning today through Dec. 24
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
After Christmas: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday
The rink will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
Admission: $12, allows for untimed skating all day. Admission rates of $10 are available for groups of 10 or more and also to those patrons that participate on special themed skate nights.
Arianny Peters, 4 ½, the daughter of Ashley Peters, Noblesville, was quick to point out she has no problem falling down on the newly opened Ice Plaza at Federal Hill Commons.
"I can fall down easily," Arianny said.
The Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza opened Friday, offering residents a new outdoor recreational activity this winter in downtown Noblesville. The temporary ice rink will be open daily through Jan. 8, 2018, except on Christmas Day.
"This is great," said Ashley Peters. "We needed something like this on this side of town."
Mark Fryman, Cicero, brought his 7 year old son Silas to the plaza. Fryman was quick to point out Silas lasted longer on the ice than he did.
"I lasted about 10 minutes," Fryman said. "He seems to really like it. I was anxious to come and check it out. I think it's a great addition."
From today through Dec. 24, Ice Plaza hours will be 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. After Christmas, hours will be extended for enjoyment during winter break. It will open daily at 11 a.m. and will close at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The rink will close early, at 6 p.m., on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
All ages are welcome to participate and rental ice skates range from kid to adult sizes. Skating aids are available for children needing extra support while on the ice.
Admission is $12 and allows for untimed skating all day. Guests may bring their own skates if they prefer, but renting skates is included in the admission fee. Admission rates of $10 are available for groups of 10 or more and also to those patrons that participate on special themed skate nights.
Special event and themed nights will include food trucks and other fun activities starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays. Theme Nights include: today - Frozen; Saturday - Small Business Saturday; Dec. 1 - Elf Party & NFD Toy Drive; Dec. 8 - Flannel Frost; Dec. 15 - Grinch and Ugly Sweaters; Dec. 22 - Cake & Skate; and Dec. 29 - Public Safety Night.
"Federal Hill Commons was designed to be a year-round park, so we are happy to offer this winter activity for people to enjoy this great downtown asset and we know the excitement for ice skating has grown as the rink has been constructed during the past two weeks," said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.federalhillcommons.com/iceplaza to bypass the ticket line at the ice rink; however, the discounted $10 tickets will only be available at the rink. For additional information about the Ice Plaza, daily hours, advanced tickets, special events and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.federalhillcommons.com.
The Ice Plaza is sponsored by Burtner Electric, Cathedral High School, CSI Signs, Duke Energy, First Merchants, Gaylor Electric, Hamilton County Tourism, Indiana American Water, McGavic Outdoor Power, Midwest Paving, Options Charter School, Pete Schwartz - Carpenter Realty, Peterson Architecture, Schwartz's Bait & Tackle, St. Vincent Hospital and Walmart.
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