Friday, September 29, 2023

ODC To Host Free Ice Skating Event

An artificial ice rink such as this one will be set up on the Oxford Square this Saturday.

Saturday event will feature free admission and ice skate rental for all
The Oxford Downtown Council (ODC) is bringing a first to Oxford this Saturday. The Council will host free ice skating on the Square from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. via an artificial ice rink to be set up in front of City Hall. The all-day event will include free admission and no charge for ice skate rental.
“The Council enjoyed an unprecedented turnout for our November 23rd Holiday Open House,” said ODC President Mark Huelse. “When the opportunity arose to have an ice rink on the Square, we knew it would be a truly one-of-a-kind experience we could offer.”
The eco-friendly ice rink will be installed and staffed by Artificial Ice Events, the nation’s largest synthetic ice rental company.
“Nothing is more nostalgic than people ice skating during the holiday season,”  said Aj Paradis, ice technician for the company.  ”It’s great seeing young and old, experienced or beginner smile as they skate on our ice. Our hope is to continue to bring special, family-friendly activities such as this to Oxford.”