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The Rink at Wade Oval Opens Friday, Dec. 4 with New Health, Safety Protocols

Posted November 19, 2020 in Press Releases

The Rink at Wade Oval, University Circle’s picturesque outdoor ice rink, will open for the season Friday, Dec. 4. The Rink at Wade Oval is sponsored by PNC Bank.

“We’re excited to reopen The Rink and give Clevelanders a great way to enjoy outdoor recreation during the colder months of the year,” said UCI President Chris Ronayne. “We are taking extra precautions for the health and safety of our guests, so they feel comfortable when visiting and remain healthy.”

“University Circle offers a variety of ways to safely have some much-needed fun, especially during a difficult year,” said Pat Pastore, PNC regional president for Cleveland. “PNC is proud to once again sponsor the Rink at Wade Oval to help Northeast Ohioans enjoy the outdoors this winter.”

New health and safety protocols will be in place throughout this season. Although The Rink has a capacity of 100 skaters, a maximum of 30 will be allowed on the ice, and tickets must be reserved in advance. Face masks must be worn at all times. Staff at The Rink will spray rental skates with sanitizer after each use. All public areas will be continuously cleaned and benches will be spaced to allow for social distancing. Concessions will be limited to pre-packaged items and coffee.

Seasonal programming at The Rink will include the popular “Pink the Rink” during Valentine’s Day weekend, and special open skate hours during opening weekend, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day. Guests of The Rink may show their admission wristbands at The Cleveland Orchestra gift shop to receive a special discount or use the code “WadeOval” to shop online. The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Café is offering a 10% discount to guests who have timed museum tickets and plan to skate on the same day.

The Rink will be open through Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Admission is $2 and skate rentals are $3, making this a fun and affordable winter experience.

Additional support for The Rink at Wade Oval is courtesy of The Finch Group and WXZ.

For hours of operation, ticket reservations, special events and more information on The Rink at Wade Oval, visit www.universitycircle.org/rink.

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