2015-12-10 / Around Town

The Newport Skating Center Re-Opens

Newport Waterfront Events invites everyone to join in the celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic at the tree lighting and grand re-opening of the Newport Skating Center, presented by ALEX and ANI on Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center.

The illumination of the 20-foot evergreen tree, along with Santa and the elves, carolers, and skating performances mark a traditional kick-off to Newport’s holiday and skating season. Kids can download a wish list form at skatenewport.com and fill it out at home or there will be forms available at the rink to present to the man in the red suit. Holiday carols will be sung by Salve Regina University’s popular female a cappella group, Pitches with Attitude, and DJ Nook will add to the festive mood.

Entry to this portion of the evening, sponsored by Peregrine Group, is free.

The rink’s first public skate of the season will immediately follow the event until 9 p.m., depending on weather and ice conditions, with admission $7 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under. An adult skate is scheduled from 9 – 11 p.m.

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