Outdoor ice rink open for skating at Frisco Square

Frisco Square will be decked out for the holidays. Photo by LK Photography/Lara K Hansen.

The Lights On Ice Outdoor Ice Rink at Frisco Square is open for skating through Jan. 8, 2012.

This real ice skating rink is 50’ x 85’; located at the southwest corner of Main St. and Coleman Blvd. across from Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. This daily event is in addition to the already popular, family-friendly weekend events scheduled during the 6thannual Christmas in the Square.

The outdoor ice rink offers skating opportunities through Jan 8.

More than 500,000 people attended Christmas in the Square in 2010. The event is heralded as the third largest in North Texas behind the State Fair of Texas and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

For the first time in over ten years in the DFW Metro area, outdoor ice skating is available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday noon to 10 p.m. except on Christmas Day and weather permitting.

The ice skating cost is $10 per person, per day, including skate rentals with open public skating for as long as people want to stay within the open and close times. To reserve the ice rink for private use, the cost is $200 per hour.

“Come join us to skate and celebrate the season on the rink as we welcome special guests for exhibitions and performances throughout the season,” said Sarah Catherine Norris, CPM and President of Sooner Management, LLC.

“Frisco Square is excited to partner with Sooner Management LLC, who is presenting the Lights On Ice Outdoor Ice Rink. By adding outdoor ice skating as another entertainment option for friends and families who are attending Christmas in the Square, perfectly complements the popular weekend events in December. Along with the dazzling light show, in partnership with the City of Frisco, that is choreographed to holiday music, hot chocolate, cider, snow machines, an inner tubing snow slide, carriage rides, and so much more, we anticipate a traditional, memory making season for all who attend,” said Cathy Sweeney, a Managing Partner at Frisco Square.

Photo by LK Photography/Lara K Hansen

Christmas in the Square is presented by Frisco Square and NBC5 with unique, family-friendly weekend events on Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 10 and Dec. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m., to include carriage rides, sponsored by Collin Bank and iBuildSocial, snow machines, a one-time parachuting Santa with his elves, sponsored by Babe’s Chicken Dinner House; two weekends of visits with Santa Claus; a Christmas tree lot; weekend model trains on display, provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club, a giant, 3 lane inner-tubing snow slide, a trackless train, and more. Most events are free to the public.

With more than 100,000 lights, 9.1 miles of wiring and 5.5 miles of extension cords, visitors will enjoy a one-of-a-kind computerized light show sponsored by CoServ Gas and CoServ Electric set to holiday music, sponsored by Grande Communications, between the hours of 6 – 10 p.m. Visitors may drive through the streets, stroll along the sidewalks of Frisco Square, or take a nightly carriage ride to enjoy the brilliance and dazzling display of all the lights and music.

Carriage rides add to the holiday festivity in Frisco Square. Photo by LK Photography/Lara K Hansen.

Frisco Square is a pedestrian-friendly, urban experience that blends shopping, dining, office space, apartment living, lofts, park space and Frisco’s City Hall and library.  Additional information about Frisco Square and to sign up for our weekly, e-newsletter visit friscosquare.com ; if you have questions please contact the Frisco Square information center at 469-633-1721. Frisco Square is on Facebook or download the Frisco Square iPhone app to access up to date information around the square. Receive Tweets about Frisco Square at Twitter.com/FriscoSquare.

Sponsors include IESI, Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Thyssenkrupp, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ahern Rentals, The Texas Legends, Frisco Style Magazine and Next Step Dance.

Friday, Nov.25 – Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
Frisco Square Light Extravaganza nightly from 6-10 p.m.

Located at Main and Coleman Boulevard

NEW* additional nights of carriage rides throughout the Square

Snow Machines on the weekends that run every 15 minutes

Christmas Tree Lot operated by Boy Scouts Troop 51

Nov. 25 – Dec. 18

Weeknights 5-9 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sundays noon – 8 p.m.

Written and submitted by Heather Wheat for Frisco Square | professional writing services | handwrittenbyheather.com.

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