Jeanette Swindell,

Public Relations Consultant

Green Country Marketing Assn.

2825 E. Skelly Dr., Ste. 826

Tulsa, OK 74105



December 16, 2011


For Immediate Release:


Tahlequah’s Snowflake Winter Festival Is a Hit with Ice Skaters


            Visitors are coming to see the thousands of lights adorning the trees in downtown Tahlequah’s Norris Park, but they’re staying to enjoy the festival’s centerpiece—Snowflake Outdoor Ice Skating Rink.

            According to Kate Kelly, Tourism Director, Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, the rink has been the place to be ever since it opened on Thanksgiving.

            “In addition to scores of individual skaters, many school and church groups have attended. Snowflake Rink also has hosted several birthday parties and other celebratory occasions,” she said.

            “Many have enjoyed skating under the stars in the evening as well as the novelty of skating under Tahlequah’s sunny, blue skies in the afternoons.”

            Spearheaded by the City of Tahlequah, the winter festival is a collaboration of many including Tahlequah Main Street Association and the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce.

            Skating sessions are scheduled daily through New Year’s Day. The cost is $10 per 90 minute session which includes skate rental. Norris Park is at the corner of Muskogee Avenue and Morgan Street on Tahlequah’s north end. Sessions generally are 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

            Snowflake Winter Festival can be found on Facebook at Snowflake’11, where updates and photos are posted. For additional information, call the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce at 918.456.3742.

The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of Green Country Marketing Assn, one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other multi-county associations to promote state tourism, a $6.2 billion industry.