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Ice Skating Opens Downtown at Curtis Hixon Park

Admission is $10 per person.

Now that you've stuffed yourself, why not head downtown to burn some calories.

"Downtown on Ice" is back.

Running through January 5, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 N. Ashley Dr. in downtown Tampa will transform into a winter wonderland and feature the city's only outdoor ice rink for community members to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

The rink will be open every day, including Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

In observance of the holidays, the rink will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. On Christmas Eve, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also operate on Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person and includes 90 minutes of skating and skate
rental.  Group rates are available, and the rink is available for private
parties.  

A special discount of $2 off is available to Tampa Bay Lightning
ThunderBug's Kids Club members.  To sign up for a free Kids Club membership,
visit tampabaylightning.com/kidsclub.

In addition to providing fun throughout the majority of the winter season, the
park will also host a number of great community events in the days leading up
to Christmas.

On December 1, the city's annual Santa Fest will kick off at 11
a.m. and include a variety of activities such as ice skating, a holiday crafts
fair, a visit with Santa Claus, continuous holiday entertainment and more.
There will also be a holiday parade to serve as the highlight of the event,
which will caravan through the streets of downtown Tampa.

For more information, visit tampabaylightning.com or tampasdowntownonice.com.

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