Winter in the Park holiday ice skating rink

  • When: Friday, November 16, 2012, 3 p.m.
  • Where: Central Park West Meadow located at 150 N. New York Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Outdoor, Children, Community

The City of Winter Park is proud to announce an ice-breaking ceremony presented by Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., to officially open “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink on Friday, November 16, at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow located at 150 N. New York Ave., at the corner of Morse Blvd. and New York Ave. in downtown Winter Park.

Mikella Gallagher, director of brand marketing, Ruth’s Hospitality Group; Amanda Maggard, assistant administrator, Winter Park Memorial Hospital; and Winter Park Vice Mayor Steven Leary will lead the ceremony by breaking a large peacock ice sculpture in the most dramatic way. Once the ice is broken, performers from the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den will warm the ice with a special performance of “Babes in Toyland.” Lively music, peacock punch and delectable sweets will be provided by Ruth’s Chris® Steakhouse and Mitchell’s™ Fish Market.

Snowflakes of all ages and skill levels are then invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn at “Winter in the Park,” which runs from
November 16, 2012, until Sunday, January 6, 2013:

• Monday thru Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m.

(See website for extended school holiday hours.)

Snow angels can skate all day for just $10 per skater with skate rental included. Blizzards of 20 or more people can save with cool group discounts. The rink is also available for rental opportunities if you are interested in bringing your whole igloo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corporate gatherings. Advance reservations are required for private parties to avoid an avalanche of skaters.

For more information regarding the coolest place in central Florida, please call 407-599-3203 or visit the city’s official Winter in the Park page at