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Opening festivities set for Tampa's downtown ice skating rink

TAMPA — What has become a holiday custom in Tampa — ice skating near the waterfront — starts another season with an official opening Thursday.

Tampa's Downtown On Ice holds the ceremony at 5:30 Thursday at the rink at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be joined by representatives from the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first official skate. The opening festivities include free skating for everyone until 7:30 p.m.

The rink will be open daily, except Thanksgiving, until Jan. 5. Skating is $10 for 90 minutes and includes skates.

Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 9 p.m. For group rates and private party rentals, see

Opening festivities set for Tampa's downtown ice skating rink 11/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:06pm]
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