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The Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza offers skating aids for beginners.
Photo provided The Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza offers skating aids for beginners.
The Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza is extending operating hours during winter break.
Starting Tuesday, the Ice Plaza will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The rink offers residents a new outdoor recreational activity this winter in downtown Noblesville and has welcomed nearly 4,000 skaters this season.
The temporary ice rink is open daily through Jan. 8, 2018, and will close early at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
"Federal Hill Commons was designed to be a year-round park and we are happy to see the community's attendance and excitement for ice skating since its opening on Nov. 24," Mayor John Ditslear said.
Admission is $12 and allows for unlimited skating all day. Guests may bring their own skates if they prefer, but renting skates is included in the admission fee.
"We've listened to the community and now through Jan. 8, 2018, those guests that bring their own ice skates will receive a discounted admission price of $10," said Brandon Bennett, Parks director.
Admission rates of $10 also are available for groups of 10 or more and to those patrons participating on special themed skate nights like Public Safety Night 6 p.m. Dec. 29. Patrons are encouraged to dress up as public safety personnel including police officers and firefighters.
Noblesville police officers and firefighters will be onsite that evening with giveaways and vehicle tours.
Tickets may be purchased online at to bypass the ticket line at the ice rink; however, the discounted $10 tickets will only be available at the rink.
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The Parks Department also thanks the following Ice Plaza sponsors: 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.