Today is the official opening day for the Kelly and Norman Green skating rink in Dallas' famed Klyde Warren Park. Today's media event includes remarks from Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and more. There will also be an Inaugural skate with children from St. Philip’s School and the cast from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical presented by Wishing Star Productions in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The skating rink will officially open to the public after the press event. Skating will be free on Friday, Dec. 13, and complimentary skate lessons will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 (visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org to sign up for a time slot).
“We are so thrilled to open our skating rink, after working on this plan over the last few months,” said Tara Green, president of Klyde Warren Park. “The skating rink will add to the holiday spirit and bring people out to enjoy the park during the winter. We encourage everyone to come out to enjoy our new skating rink this weekend.”
After you're done skating on Friday, head out to Reliant Lights Your Holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The Center’s campus will be illuminated with 225,000 dazzling LED lights – over 8 miles of lights! – to celebrate the holiday season. The free festival from 5–9 p.m. will also include the Southwest Airlines Holiday Concert and Fireworks Spectacular, photos with Santa, holiday crafts for kids, animals from the Dallas Zoo, and a winter wonderland with real snow!
Visitors will have a chance to skate for free every Tuesday. El Centro College, whose Downtown campus is only blocks away from Klyde Warren Park, will sponsor the park’s weekly community skate day, which will give park patrons complimentary skates to use. Additionally, CBS radio will provide all the music for the skating rink while it’s open.
The 32’ by 100’ skating rink will be located on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn in front of the children’s park and is made out of synthetic ice skating surface called Super-Glide. The surface is eco-friendly and is made with a scientifically engineered molecular structure that lets skaters glide just as smoothly as on real ice. Hours of operations for the rink are Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Get more information about the rink at klydewarrenpark.org.