Sharks Ice and the City of Pleasanton are proud to announce the grand opening of the DevconHoliday Ice Rink, located at 400 Old Bernal Avenue in downtown Pleasanton (in the north section of the library parking lot) on November 19 at 6:30 pm. Pleasanton’s first seasonal holiday ice rink will be in operation from November 20, 2009 through January 10, 2010.
Devcon Holiday Ice Rink is a partnership between the City of Pleasanton and the San Jose Sharks. All net proceeds from the operations of the outdoor winter rink will be donated to Pleasanton education, sports and recreational activities. Pleasanton hopes to follow in San Jose and Walnut Creek’s successful footsteps, offering a downtown rink to entice visitors to skate, shop and eat at local businesses.
Skaters will receive a ‘Skater’s Special’ coupon in which they can receive gifts or discounts from more than 50 downtown Pleasanton merchants and businesses through the holiday season. As an added treat, free horse-drawn carriage rides will transport visitors to and from the Devcon Holiday Ice rink and Main Street during one-way trips from the Museum on Main Street and a drop-off point near the rink. The free rides are scheduled on Friday and Saturday evenings through December 12. For more information, please contact the Pleasanton Downtown Association at (925) 484-2199.
Schedule of Grand Opening Events on 11/19
Randy Hahn, the voice of the San Jose Sharks, will emcee the Grand Opening Events. Joining him will be S.J. Sharkie, the mascot of the San Jose Sharks.
6:30 p.m. Grand Opening
6:40 p.m. Golden State Synchronized Skating Teams
7:00 p.m. Speeches and Presentations
7:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting
7:30 p.m. First Public Session
Admissions and Skate Rental
Ice skating admission is good for a two hour session and skate rental is included in admission fees.
• Adult skating pass( 12 and above) Resident$14
• Adult skating pass(12 and above)non-resident $16
• Child (Resident)$12
• Child (non-resident)$14
• Senior $10
• Adult Group rate – 10 or more $13
• Child Group rate- 10 or more $10
All skaters must have a signed waiver on file prior to skating. Please visit http://devconholidayicerink.com/Waiver-HolidayWinterRinkIce09-10.pdf to download the waiver. Print and fill out this waiver and bring it with you to hand to the cashier.
Hours of Operation (Subject to Severe Weather Conditions)
Monday to Friday 12 Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Class lessons are available both on a once a week basis and a daily basis for a week.
School field trips can be scheduled daily Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at a special rate of $9 per student (includes skate rental).
Tuesday Nite Cheap Skate offers a reduced fee of $10 per person including skate rental.
Corporate party rentals are available to those who want to add a little ‘ice’ to their holiday party this year with a skating extravaganza.
Private rink rentals are also available for $400 per hour. The fee includes exclusive use of the ice surface and skate rental for up to 25 participants, additional guests can be added at a price of $10 per person over 25.
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Parking at and around the Devcon Holiday Ice Rink will be at a premium. In addition to parking located throughout the downtown area, the Alameda County Fairgrounds parking lot located at the corner of West Angela Street and Pleasanton Avenue will be available for overflow parking during the holiday season.
Visit http://www.devconholidayicerink.com for more information.