January 30, 2011 is fast approaching – and that’s the last day for Centennial Olympic Park’s ice skating rink till next year! So if ice skating is your family’s thing, or if you dare try something new, head on down to the park for one last go-round at the popular rink.
Admission is $7 per person (credit cards are not accepted at the rink, but there’s an ATM on hand); to rent skates is another $2 for 90 minutes of skate time.
Learn more (including group discounts) by visiting http://www.centennialpark.com/events/ice.html.
Park Tavern (Piedmont Park)
You’ve got till the end of February to enjoy the ice skating rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Times: Thursday at 4pm and 9pm and Saturdays at 9am. And this isn’t your ordinary skating rink. Skaters enjoy their recreation under a heated tent with music and rink-side dining! Very classy. Each session is 3 1/2 hours long. You can schedule one-on-one lessons if you’re new to ice skating. Cost is $10 to skate, $5 skate rental.
Here’s where you buy tickets online: http://xorbia.com/tickets/therink/
Marietta Ice Center:
Do your kids make As on their report cards? Are they interested in ice-skating? Then the “AcadeMIC Program” at Marietta Ice Center is for them.
Children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade who bring in an original report card get one free public skate pass, valued at $7, for each “A” or equivalent. There’s a maximum of two per reporting period.
There’s a form you need to fill out, located in the lobby of the ice rink, along with the report card to the rink to collect the pass, which is not good for cash value, and the bearer won’t get a refund.
Bring some money, though: the program does not include skate rental.
Visit the website www.themicice.com for more information.