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University Circle Ushers In Holidays with Wade Oval Winter

Posted November 20, 2016 in Press Releases

November 18, 2016 (Cleveland, OH) – University Circle Inc. (UCI) is excited to announce the return of Wade Oval Winter, a series of winter programs featuring the opening of The Rink at Wade Oval on Friday, November 25, and Holiday CircleFest on Sunday, December 4. These popular wintertime attractions draw tens of thousands of visitors to University Circle. The Rink and Holiday CircleFest are proudly sponsored by PNC Bank.

The 23rd Annual Holiday CircleFest is a collaborative effort between University Circle’s museums, schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations. From 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, they will open their doors free of charge for an unforgettable day of activities, make-and-take crafts, music and dance performances, and shopping. UCI will provide a free shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating locations. Outdoor festivities on Wade Oval include ice carving demonstrations, food trucks, and special hours at The Rink from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Not to be missed, the day-long event concludes with The Cleveland Museum of Art’s dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession at 5:30 p.m.

The Rink at Wade Oval is a picturesque outdoor ice skating rink set among twinkling snowflake lights, cozy outdoor fire pits, holiday greenery. Located adjacent to several iconic museums on Wade Oval, skaters can show their Rink wristband for discounted admission. In addition to general open skate hours, special events such as Skate with Santa, live music nights, and free learn-to-skate lessons will be part of the fun during the Rink’s season, which runs through March 5, 2017. Admission to The Rink is $2 and skate rentals are $3. A Rink hotline – 216-707- 5033 – offers current rink conditions, hours, and a listing of promotional events.

“For 23 years, University Circle has welcomed people to usher in the holidays on Wade Oval,” said Chris Ronayne, president of UCI. “ As part of Holiday CircleFest, our institutions open their doors at no charge for a great start to the holidays, and The Rink is a special gathering place all winter long.”

UCI relies on the support of sponsors to create its popular events and programming. Sponsors of the Wade Oval Winter activities include PNC Bank, RTA, The Finch Group, First Interstate, Cleveland Public Power, Quake Energy, The Corner Alley, Cleveland Magazine

For more information on The Rink at Wade Oval, including its hours of operation, and Holiday CircleFest, visit www.universitycircle.org

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