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Release Date: Monday, January 4th 2016

Discounts, DJs, Strollers, and Hurricanes Pride at the Ipreo Ice Rink

RALEIGH, NC (January 4, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance announces weekly programming at the Ipreo Ice Rink, located in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza. The picturesque rink remains open after the holiday rush through the end of January. We welcome skaters of all ages, and admission is $10, including skate rental for both children and adults.

The rink hosts Two for Tuesdays most Tuesday evenings, which provides patrons with the biggest discount opportunity for the week: skaters may buy one pass and get one completely free.

Wednesdays is college night at the rink. Students can show their valid college I.D. and receive $2 off the price of admission. 

On Thursdays, we encourage skaters to show their local Carolina Hurricanes pride. Customers sporting any Hurricanes logo wear will receive $2 off the price of admission.

As an added bonus, the rink will be allowing strollers on the ice on Thursday, January 14 from 10 am-12 noon. This one-morning-only special will cost $12 total for both the stroller and the adult skater.

On most Fridays, a DJ from Vox DJ Company will be spinning '80s and '90s tunes as well as current favorites.

On Saturday, January 9, two coaches will provide “mini-lessons” for kids from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Lessons will last for about 15 minutes each and will give children a brief overview of ice skating basics.

For additional information and hours, weather-related closings, and blackout dates, please visit our website at www.RaleighWinterfest.com.
The Ipreo Ice Rink is produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance in partnership with the City of Raleigh. Polar Ice House is contracted to manage the ice rink and its operations.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Title Sponsor, Ipreo;  Holiday Tree Sponsor, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel; Main Stage Sponsor, Pepsi; Beverage Sponsor RA Jeffreys; Ride Sponsor, Food Lion; Santa’s Village Sponsor: Michelin; Media Partners, ABC11 Eyewitness News, and iHeart Radio; and Dasher Board Sponsors, Barton College, Carolina Ballet, Kimley Horn and Speedpro Imaging; Friend of Ipreo Ice Rink: Nando Media Company. 




About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Special Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.