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Skate in the Park enters final weekend with increased attendance

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Downtown Colorado Springs, in collaboration with City Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, is celebrating a 72 percent increase in admission over last year at the ice skating rink at Acacia Park. Skate in the Park opened on Nov. 14 and will close on Monday, Jan. 15.

“We’re excited to be on track to break previous attendance records and hope residents will come and enjoy the rink this final weekend,” said Kim King, administration manager for Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

At this time last year, 10,805 admissions had been recorded. So far this season, 18,656 people have participated. The final numbers for this year will be calculated after the rink closes Jan. 15.

Regular admission is $10 per skater and includes skates. Children 4 and under are free with a paid adult. A $1 discount will be given on the final day of the season during the rink’s “Last Chance Skate”. The full schedule is available at www.DowntownCS.com/skate.

Skate in the Park opened in November with an appearance by U.S. Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu. (photos attached) Nagasu recently qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

Organizers would like to thank the many sponsors who make it possible to open the only outdoor ice rink in the area. Sponsors include Insurance Technologies, Colorado Springs Utilities, Beauty Bar, Davita Medical Group, UCHealth, U.S. Figure Skating and The Gazette.