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Midwest City to Open Holiday Ice Rink Attraction
Midwest City, OK. The City of Midwest City has announced the addition of a new community holiday attraction named Chick-fil-A at Midwest City presents Holiday Ice. The ice rink is set to open on Friday, November 25 at noon and will be located in the Town Center Plaza, between Ulta and Best Buy.
The Midwest City Chick-fil-A will be the title sponsor of the attraction. Chick-fil-A owner, Bill Redenuis said that they felt partnering with the City was a wonderful idea based on our desire to be involved with the community. “We enjoy being an active member of the community,” Redenuis said.
Vaughn Sullivan, Community Services Director said the rink is made from a product the manufacturer calls artificial or synthetic ice. “It is a special plastic polymer that best resembles the consistency of a giant white cutting board. The rink is pieced together with 4’ x 8’ sheets and is then sprayed with a special solution that reduces friction and enhances glide and speed, closely mimicking the traditional ice skating experience,” Sullivan said.
City officials are hoping that the ice rink will be popular among families looking for a new holiday
experience. Sullivan said the city did a lot of research into the company and the product that we will present to our citizens. “Everyone we contacted as a reference for this product said only great things about it. It has been used very successfully across the country by communities and corporations,” Sullivan said. “Communities seem to love it,” he added.
The rink will run through January 8 and the only day is it scheduled to be closed is Christmas Day. Hours are Monday – Thursday from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; opening day, November 25 from noon – 10 p.m.; other Fridays from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday from noon – 10 p.m.; Sunday from noon – 9 p.m.
Costs range from $6 for adults; $5 for military; $3 for children 5 and under; bring your own skates - $3. Through January 8th, on Mondays through Wednesdays, tickets are 2 for the price of 1.
For more information regarding this attraction, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 405.739.1293.
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