Newport Waterfront Events hosted a festive celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic at the Grand Re-Opening of the Newport Skating Center Presented by ALEX AND ANI and 34TH Annual Tree Lighting on Friday night Newport Yachting Center.
Hundreds were on hand for the festivities which included the illumination of the 20-foot evergreen tree, Santa & The Elves, carolers, free cocoa and cookies from Stop & Shop, the debut of the Havens Brothers Concessions Food Truck and skating performances with the Island Skating Academy and the Salve Regina University singing group.
The skating center will be open all weekend. Visit www.newportskatingcenter.com for updated hours due to weather.
Operating hours are Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with an Adult Skate session from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon – 5:00 p.m.
General three-hour skate admission passes are just $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children between 3-11 years of age. Children under 3 are free with an adult. Passes for Adult Skate hours are $5 each. Skate rentals are also available on site from $3 -$5, as is skate sharpening for $5. Season passes, Frequent Skater Savings Cards and group rates are also available. For those interested in hosting a party on the ice, the skating center also offers group discounts and private rentals.