Community, Sports & Outdoors, Holiday Guide

Ice Ribbon Grand Opening

When: Fri., Dec. 8, 5-10 p.m. 2017

The day so many of us have been waiting for is finally here, as Riverfront Park celebrates the grand opening of its new, public ice skating ribbon this Friday evening. Having been under construction for the better part of the past year, the attraction offers a 650-foot-long, meandering icy pathway (aka “ribbon”) for skaters of all ages to glide over as they enjoy some light outdoor recreation in the frosty winter weather. The 16-foot-wide ribbon also includes a large, attached pond area for those needing some extra space to get their ice legs. Guests can also take a break to warm up at cozy firepits located around the ribbon. Throughout this first winter for the new feature, watch for plenty of special events including themed nights, skate lessons, live music, happy hours and more. The ice ribbon will be open daily (except Dec. 25) through March 4.

Fri, Dec. 8 from 5-10 pm • $4.50/kids, $6.50/adults; skate rentals $4.50 • Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard • • 625-6000

Chey Scott