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Lace up! Skating returns to downtown Tampa

Published:   |   Updated: November 21, 2013 at 09:36 PM

The weather might seem more conducive to beach volleyball, but ice skating has returned to downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

This is the fourth year for the popular rink, built inside a climate-controlled tent at the park, 600 N. Ashley Drive.

Cost is $10 for 90 minutes of ice time, which includes the use of rental skates.

Last year, 22,000 people used the rink, sponsored by Friends of Tampa Recreation. Proceeds from the rink will help fund scholarships to send children to summer camps run by the city’s parks department.

During the week of Thanksgiving and from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5, hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Otherwise, hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The rink will be closed on Thanksgiving, and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas.

A staff report

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