Ice skating rink opening in Santa Cruz Saturday


7:00 AT THE LIBRARIES. ERIN: THE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK IS ONE OF SUMMERS MOST POPULAR ATTRACTIONS, BUT THIS WINTER THEY HOPE TO BEGIN A NEW TRADITION WITH THE OPENING OF THEIR HOLIDAY ICE SKATING AT T BEACH. ACTION NEWS REPORTER PHIL GOMEZ HAS MORE. PHIL: THE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK IS KNOWN FOR I THRILL SEEKING RIDES LIKE THE GIANT DIPPER, BUT COME THIS SATURDAY SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED. IT’S NOT OFTEN YOU SEE A ZAMBONI AT THE BEACH. >>THIS IS A FIRST AND ITS BEEN MANY MANY YEARS IN THE MAKING. PHIL: AS YOU TRAVEL THROUGH THE NEW MAIN ENTRANCE YOU’RE GREETED BY A TEMPORARY ICE SKATING RINK. THIS IS THE ONLY LOCATION BIG ENOUGH TO FIT THE RINK ON THE PROPERTY. SINCE THIS IS A FIRST FOR THE BOARDWALK YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE , WERE SOME LOGISTICS TO WORK OUT.>>WHERE IS THE POWER GOING TO COME FROM? THE SPACE. THE BOARDWALK IS KIND OF A LONG NARROW ESTABLISHMENT AND WHEN YOU WANT TO PUT A LARGE ICE RINK DOWN IT’S NOT A GIMME. PHIL: YOU DON’T NEED TO OWN A PAIR OF ICE SKATES. THE BOARDWALK WILL PROVIDE A PAIR FOR YOU FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE HOLIDAY ICE. >>WE’RE HOPING TO START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION SO, ICE SKATING, WE’LL HAVE FAKE SNOW. HOLIDAY DECOR, HOLIDAY CRAFT SHACK, HOT CHOCLATE AND THNE WE’RE ALSO GOING TO BE SHOWING HOLIDAY CHIRIMSAS MOVIES WITH THE BEACH AT THE BACKGROUND. PHIL THE ICE RINK HAS A CAPACITY OF ONE HUNDRED SKATERS AND SESSIONS GO FOR AN HOUR COSTING $12. YOU CAN SIGN UP ON-LINE TO ESNURE YOU HAVE A SPOT OR WALK UP AND PURCHASE A TICKET. NOW LOCALS DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL

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