Riley Park Ice Rink kicks off season with New Year’s Eve Harry Potter Skate
Harry Potter and the Holiday Skate
will be held Dec. 31, 2021 this year, which is New Year’s Eve. The event will be from 8 p.m. until midnight and feature two ball drops – one for the kids at 9 p.m., and another for the late-night crowd at midnight. This is the third year for the Harry Potter and the Holiday Skate event. Event activities include a costume contest, Horcrux Hunt and wand making. Of course, there will be Butter Beer on tap.
The ice rink committee plans to hold its annual Glow Skate on January 22. In addition, the Farmington Community Library will host two February events including a Star Wars Skate and Superhero Skate.
2022 Riley Park Ice Rink Events
- Dec. 31, 8 p.m. - midnight: Harry Potter & the Holiday Skate
- Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.: Glow Skate
- Feb. 12, 2-4 p.m.: Star Wars Skate
- Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m.: Superhero Skate
“We like to be involved in the community and value partnering with the city,” explained Maria Showich-Gallup, Farmington Library Downtown Branch Head of Youth Services. “Using the Ice Rink feels like a great opportunity for both. Both the Star Wars and Superhero themes are the perfect setting for a skate event - it seems like a win-win.”
The Riley Park Ice Rink is a 4,800-square-foot refrigerated rink, located in the heart of Downtown Farmington, opens in mid-December. It turns Riley Park into a Currier and Ives-type setting, making the park an all-season destination. Riley Park is home to the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, Rhythmz in Riley Park, and the Harvest Moon Celebration.
The ice rink does not have skate rentals but does have skates on hand to borrow. If you have an extra pair of skates you are not planning to use, please consider donating them to the rink by dropping them off at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street.
Sharpen your skates and we’ll see you on the ice!!!
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