Tampa's Only Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Opens 10 a.m. on Friday, November 11

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Outdoor ice skating returns to Curtis Hiixon Waterfront Park  on Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning has again partnered with the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc. and the City of Tampa to present Tampa's Downtown on Ice.

tdoi logoThe rink will be open every day, including Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and 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, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

“The Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc. and the City of Tampa are delighted to partner with the Tampa Lightning on Tampa's Downtown on Ice for the 2011 holiday season,” said Kitty Lyons, Executive Director of Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.

The goal of Tampa's Downtown on Ice is to draw people to downtown Tampa, attract local, regional and state interest in Tampa, and make downtown a destination during the holidays. 

To kick off the partnership, the Lightning will hold three watch parties at the park on dates to be announced later. 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 3, 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.