New Ice Ribbon and Pond to Open Fall 2017
Fianna Dickson, 509.625.6297
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.
Enjoy one last ice skate this weekend at the Ice Palace in Riverfront Park before it closes on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Come fall, the new ice ribbon and ice pond are scheduled to be open for the community to enjoy.
Ice Palace at Riverfront Park – final weekend
Hours: Friday& Saturday, 11am-5pm & 7-10pm. Sunday,11am – 4:45pm.
Admission: $3.50 for youth, senior and military; $5 for adults
Skate rental: $3.50
Food/Beverage: Freshly made pizza, hot cocoa and s’mores packets are available in the Pavilion Café with complementary outdoor fire pits to roast your marshmallows on.
The U.S. Pavilion, built for Expo ’74, became the home of the rink we know today as the Ice Palace. 33,000+ people skate recreationally at the Ice Palace annually, in addition to those who skate for group lessons, hockey, and curling.
The ice ribbon and pond concept came from community input to select the design elements of our new park. It will be the first of its kind on the west coast, following models in Chicago, Indiana and Washington D.C. Renderings can be seen on the Riverfront Park Redevelopment website.
The ribbon will be located along the corner of Spokane Falls Blvd. and Post St. in Riverfront Park, near the metal Bloomsday runners. It will be 16’ wide and 650’ long with a 4,000 square foot attached pond. There will be a shared ticketing facility for ice skating and the SkyRide, along with party rooms and concessions.In the warmer months, the concrete ribbon and pond can be used for programmed events like art walks or farmers markets, and for recreation.
The Pavilion, home of the current Ice Palace, will become an event space. The design team for the Pavilion project will be selected this spring.