HENDERSONVILLE – Holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville for a second year Dec. 19, continuing through New Year’s Day.
This year, the rink in the Visitor Center parking lot on South Main Street includes skating as well as other activities: marshmallow roasting for s’mores, Christmas-themed cutouts for photos, corn hole and other games and more. Visits with Santa will be 2-6 p.m. Dec. 19-24, carriage rides 6-9 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 30 and 31.
Skating is $8, ages 10 and younger $5; group rates available. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Henderson County America in Bloom Committee.
The skating rink’s synthetic ice allows for skating in any weather. Skating sessions are 45 minutes at a time, and the rink accommodates 40 people at a time.
“Word really got out last year, and we expect a lot more people this year,” said Beth Carden, executive director of the Henderson County TDA. The skating is among Henderson County’s Home for the Holidays events, which run through the New Year.
“We hope people come and make a tradition out of it,” Freeman said. “We hope they go uptown from the skating rink and try the restaurants, do some shopping, and see all the different things Main Street has to offer.”
Skating hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except holidays, with the final skating session beginning at 7. Holiday hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve, noon-4 p.m. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and noon-5 p.m. New Year’s Eve. To learn more, visit VisitHendersonvilleNC.org or call 800-828-4244.
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