FORT WORTH, TX – Sharpen your skates, Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink is coming back! Panther Island Ice will open for the holiday season on November 18 and operate through January 16.
“We are really excited to bring this holiday activity back to Panther Island,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D. Granger. “Because we’re returning for a fourth year we are starting to see families building their traditions around the ice rink and that has been really neat to see,” he said.
Panther Island Ice, which features real ice, will be open seven days a week including holidays such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase in addition to the full menu at the Coyote Canteen.
Panther Island Ice will once again be located at Coyote Drive-In but a movie ticket will not be required to skate. Admission will be $12 which includes skate rentals but discounts will be available. In the spirit of holiday giving, Panther Island Ice is partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and every Tuesday, any patron who brings two canned goods to the ice rink will receive $2 off their admission. A military discount will also be available thanks to a generous contribution from Lockheed Martin. And for those looking for a great discount, Mondays will be “Cheap Skate Night” and feature $6 admission. Group reservations and discounts for parties of 15 or more people will also be available. Visit the website for all available discounts. Gift certificates are also available.
Special programming will be available throughout the season, more information will be available on the Trinity River Vision Facebook page.
This year Panther Island Ice is continuing to partner with Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Fort Worth on the Schools on Skates program which gives thousands of FWISD third, fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to experience the ice rink for free.
Panther Island Ice is made possible by generous contributions from Blue Zones Fort Worth, Lockheed Martin, Tarrant County College, Bank of Texas, The Dallas Stars, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 92.1 Hank FM, 95.9 The Ranch, NBC DFW, Indulge Magazine and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
For more information visit pantherislandice.com