RVA On Ice opens with ceremony Nov. 25
11/25/2015, 10:22 p.m.
RVA On Ice, the city’s outdoor ice skating rink, will kick off its sixth season with a opening ceremony and celebration featuring music, games, activities and prizes.
American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen of Henrico and the Richmond Boys Choir will sing at the event scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the rink in the 600 block of East Broad Street in Downtown.
Also scheduled to attend the kickoff are cast members of “TORUK – The First Flight,” the latest Cirque du Soleil production. The show, inspired by the award-winning movie “AVATAR,” will be at the Richmond Coliseum Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Mayor Dwight C. Jones will host the opening ceremony, which also will include Tricia Riggs, center director of the United Service Organizations Inc.’s Central Virginia Richmond Airport and Hampton Roads locations. The USO is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to U.S. troops and their families.
The first 100 people attending the celebration will get a blue and white RVA On Ice Santa hat.
Earlier in the day, RVA On Ice is conducting the “Great Skate Scavenger Hunt” with three Richmond radio stations for the chance to win dining, lodging and entertainment prizes.
The rink will be open through Sunday, Jan. 3.
Military families will receive free admission for up to five members Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
General admission to the rink is $5; senior citizens and military personnel with ID, $4; and children age 5 and under are free if accompanied by a guardian. Season passes are $25.
Skate rental is $5, or $3 for children ages 5 and under. People also may bring their own skates.
Information on the rink and the contest: www.SkateRVAOnIce.com and www.Facebook.com/RVAOnIce.