I just found out about this upcoming opening officially this morning, and I could not resist sharing this with all of you.  In three weeks you could find yourself skating in downtown Lincoln!  December 7th is the official of opening of “Skate the Yard.”  A new outdoor recreational opportunity!

Conceptualized picture directly from the Skate the Yard Blog

Here is an excerpt from the official press release.

LINCOLN, Nebraska (November 14, 2013) – Railyard Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Railyard Ice Rink will open for public skating on Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m.

The 4,200 square foot outdoor rink is the first of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska and will be situated in the center of the Railyard courtyard. The skating season is scheduled to be open through March 2, 2014.

This fun wintertime activity will become Lincoln’s newest tradition to enjoy the holiday season and experience all that the Railyard has to offer. The rink will be open to the public seven days a week and is located in the West Haymarket entertainment district just across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

“Opening this ice skating rink in the Railyard is especially dear to our hearts”, said Will Scott, Founder and Principal of WRK, LLC, which manages Railyard Entertainment. “My family grew up on the ice because our late sister, Kit, was a competitive figure skater.Skating is something you can do from age two to 102. We hope that all of Lincoln’s youth will
be introduced to skating here and that skaters of all ages are able to enjoy the rink for years to come.”

If you have your own skates, admission is actually free.  Otherwise skate rental is $6 for children and $9 for adults (age 12 and over).  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Here are the open hours.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Extended hours during LPS Christmas break.

For more information, please visit the Skate the Yard Blog.

Author: neodyssey