Dec 082013

Audubon Zoo will offer a special winter treat for visitors this afternoon (Sunday, Dec. 8): an ice-skating rink and ice skates, free with admission or membership.

The rink is filled with a synthetic plastic ice, and holds up to 35 people at a time. For details, see the event announcement from the zoo below:

Come glide into the holiday season for a day of ice skating at Audubon Zoo on Sunday, December 8.

The rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Capital One Stage beneath the majestic oaks at Audubon Zoo. Skating and skate use is free with paid Zoo admission or Audubon membership.

The rink of synthetic ice made from a high-tech plastic, which measures 40 feet by 28 feet, has a capacity of about 35 people. Skaters will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait time for skaters will be determined by the number of people in line at any given moment.

The “ice’’ is made from a non-toxic, recyclable acrylic material that enables a skate blade to glide as smoothly as if it were on real ice.

A DJ will be on hand spinning holiday tunes and goodies will be available for purchase.

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. Regular admission to Audubon Zoo is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge.

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