All are invited to come out to the Harbor Plaza Stage in Suisun City, lace up a pair of ice skates and enjoy the holiday season on an open rink by the water.
Something that has been a part of the history of Suisun City this time of year, city officials felt that it was appropriate for the ice rink to return after the COVID-19 pandemic had derailed plans last year.
“With COVID shutting down Christmas on the Waterfront last year, we decided that if we were able to have Christmas on the Waterfront this year, that we were going to bring back ice skating,” Recreation Manager of Marina and Waterfront Events Janet Hull said.
Being just one of many things residents were able to do this past Saturday, the ice rink was open for people to partake in, in between enjoying the Lighted Boat Parade or getting a picture with Santa.
Hull said that the energy of getting on the ice was very high throughout the weekend.
“The ice rink was full all day on Saturday during our Christmas event, and then Sunday we had a couple groups of families come to enjoy the ice skate rink. We had a family actually come to do their Christmas photos, which is pretty cool,” she said.
The skate rink was closed Monday due to inclement weather.
Will the activity return next year? Hull said that they are going to make a judgment call based on current attendance.
“If the revenue covers the cost, maybe bring it back just for the weekend for the future,” Hull advised. “We will see how it turns out after the full eight days are over.”
The rink will be open through Sunday. On weekdays, visitors are welcome from 4-8 p.m. On Saturday, it’s open from noon-8 p.m. and on Sunday, from noon-6 p.m.
The cost to skate on weekdays is $5. On weekends, it’s $10. The price gets skaters ages 5 and older free rental skates and a 30-minute time limit on the ice.
Hull encourages those that may be interested in it to come out and give it a try.
“It’s the only ice skating rink in our county right on the edge of the waterfront… It’s right on the water, it’s open during the week, it’s something fun to do for Christmas,” she said, “Come to our downtown and enjoy some dinner, and have fun ice skating with your family.”
For more information, contact Hull either by email at [email protected] or by phone at 301-7201.