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Release Date: Thursday, October 20th 2016

Ice Raleigh Returns to Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza


Media Contact:
Danny Vivenzio
Communications Manager
Downtown Raleigh Alliance


Ice Raleigh Returns to Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza

RALEIGH, NC (October 20, 2016) – The leaves are turning, and fall is upon us.  That means Raleigh’s only natural ice outdoor skating rink, Ice Raleigh, returns to City Plaza on Fayetteville Street.  The Downtown Raleigh Alliance in keeping with its mission to provide high-quality downtown events, is excited to work with Polar Ice House so that skaters can hit the ice again in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Saturday, November 19 immediately following the WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade.

The rink will be open through Sunday, January 29, 2017.

“We can’t wait to bring this event back to downtown.  It really makes the city come alive during the winter months.  It’s incredible to see so many residents, couples, families, and children enjoy skating outdoors.  The ice rink is one of our favorite events, and it’s a joy for us to see the happiness this public space activation provides for the city,” says DRA Events Director Craig Reed.

Ice Raleigh will also include special programming throughout the season, including: Live music, two for one days, DJ nights, theme nights, charity events, discounts, and more!

Operating hours will vary.  Please visit our new website, RaleighIceRink.com, for a schedule, specials, promotions, and more details.  Follow the Downtown Raleigh Alliance on Facebook and Twitter for announcements about Raleigh Ice and any potential closures due to weather.

High-resolution photographs of the ice rink can be provided to the media upon request.



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 Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. 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.