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Headwaters Park outdoor Ice rink to charge $1 more for skate rental

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Workers at the Headwaters Park outdoor ice rink are gearing up for their 17th season this weekend.

Starting Saturday, Nov. 16, folks will have about 3 months to check out the rink.

It opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday through Thursday, hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and 12 to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Sunday’s hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Although the rink will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, they’ll have other special holiday hours. Click here for those.

Admission fees are the same as they were when the rink opened up 16 seasons ago: $3 for children 13 and under, and $5 for children 14 and over and adults.

For the first time in 17 years, folks who don’t bring their own ice skates to the rink can expect to pay $1 extra.

“We want to keep rates low, so everybody can afford to be here. Our rates do not go up for admission, but we did raise the skate rental $1… from $2 to $3,” Councilman Geoff Paddock (D) said. 

This rental increase will help the ice rink replace some of their old ice skate rentals.

The indoor concessions stand will again be operated by Mr. G’s at the Rink, offering soup, sandwiches, cold, and hot drinks.

This year, Parkview Health is stepping up to be the corporate sponsor for the rink.

This sponsorship helps pay for the many expenses associated with running the rink.

Free parking is available in the Headwaters Park lot, with access from Clinton and Barr Streets.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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