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Public ice rink planned at the Railyard

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LINCOLN, Nebraska – Railyard Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Railyard Ice Rink will open for public skating on Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. The 4,200 square foot outdoor rink is the first of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska and will be situated in the center of the Railyard courtyard. The skating season is scheduled to be open through March 2, 2014.

This fun wintertime activity will become Lincoln's newest tradition to enjoy the holiday season and experience all that the Railyard has to offer. The rink will be open to the public seven days a week and is located in the West Haymarket entertainment district just across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

"Opening this ice skating rink in the Railyard is especially dear to our hearts", said Will Scott, Founder and Principal of WRK, LLC, which manages Railyard Entertainment. "My family grew up on the ice because our late sister, Kit, was a competitive figure skater. 

Skating is something you can do from age two to 102. We hope that all of Lincoln's youth will be introduced to skating here and that skaters of all ages are able to enjoy the rink for years to come."

The surrounding restaurants and Public Market vendors are especially looking forward to the opening of the ice rink, which is projected to bring thousands of visitors to the entertainment district during the normally slower winter months.

Admission & Skate Rental Fees

Admission is FREE for all ages. All skaters must check-in at the ice rink booth, located next to The Doughnut Hole walk-up window, to sign a waiver of liability and receive a wristband for entry into the rink.

Skate rentals are $6.00 for children and $9.00 for adults 12 and older. 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Visit for special holiday hours and extended hours during LPS Winter Break. 

Rules & Safety

An adult must accompany children under the age of 18, and the adult must sign the child's waiver of liability. For the safety of everyone, we recommend that adults accompany children under 12 on the ice at all times. Chaperoning adults must be present for the duration of the child's skate time whether or not they are with them on the ice.

Birthday & Holiday Parties, Group Rates

Special packages are available for birthday and holiday parties as well as discounted rates for groups of 20 or more. 

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