Your Guide to the Winter Grand Opening
The holiday season is fast approaching, and soon Central Park Plaza will be transformed into a proverbial winter wonderland, and we want you there with us to celebrate! November 28, Valparaiso Events will be hosting a Winter Grand Opening of the new Ice Skating Rink. What will you find? What kind of activities do we have in store for you? Here’s a look:
From fire dancers to ice skating, a holiday tree lighting, and more, this is a winter wonderland you don’t want to miss!
Join us at 3:00 p.m. where we will kick things off with an official ribbon cutting with Valpo Parks.
3:15 – On the ice skating rink, see a performance by professional and competitive US figure skaters. This is your chance to see some of those in training or hopefuls for world and Olympic competitions.
3:30 – The ice skating rink will be open to the public. In honor of the Winter Grand Opening, Valpo Parks will be offering special pricing from 3:00-10:00 p.m.. Plus, in recognition of Small Business Saturday, skaters will receive a $3 discount if you bring a receipt from a downtown business. You will also receive a 2 for 1 coupon for a future visit to the rink.
For more information on the ice skating rink, including hours of operation, admission, and more, click here.
4:00 – Indiana’s own Lily & Madeleine will be performing at the Porter Health Amphitheater. Come and see two of music’s up-and-coming stars performing a free concert, the day before they sing the National Anthem at the Indianapolis Colts game the next day! Special thanks to Grieger’s Motor Sales for sponsoring the stage.
5:15 – Holiday tree lighting by Valpo Parks.
5:40 – Make sure to check out another performance by competitive and professional US figure skaters on the ice rink.
6:00 – Ice skating open to the public until 10pm.
Since the Winter Grand Opening is right at the beginning of the holiday season, Valparaiso Events will have plenty of gifts and treats for everyone! Here’s what you can experience:
- Living Statues, Stilt Walkers & Performers including Fire Throwers and an Ice Princess.
- Life-sized Snow Globe & Free Holiday Photo Printed While You Wait sponsored by M&S Collision Center
- Free caricature portraits sponsored by 1st Source Bank
- Free hot chocolate courtesy of us at Valparaiso Events
- Free kettle corn by Remschneider Kettle Corn*
- Free s’mores by Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory*
- Free holiday cookies courtesy of Strack & Van Til – Valparaiso
*while supplies last
Toys for Tots will also be on hand to help us celebrate. The organization will be collecting toys and donations for children less fortunate. Bring a toy and help a child have a very happy holiday season!
For more information on the Winter Grand Opening, click here.
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