Liberty's Ice Pavilion to close for season on Sunday

amayfield@vagazette.com
Liberty Ice Pavilion closes this weekend

Liberty's Ice Pavilion will close the doors on its first season on Sunday, although it will likely reopen for ice skating next winter, said Colonial Williamsburg spokeswoman Barbara Brown.

"It was very successful," said Brown, adding that the number of visitors to take to the ice were not available yet.

The 50-foot by 70-foot rink is made of real ice and was funded by a $150,000 grant from The Dominion Foundation. The rink opened on Nov. 20 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, an appearance by Colonial Williamsburg mascot, Liberty, and holiday music.

Although holiday festivities are over, skaters can still enjoy the ice every day for the rest of the week, according to a Colonial Williamsburg news release.

Ice skates are available for rent for $3, and unlimited skating costs $10 for people aged 13 and older, and $8 for children between the ages of 3 and 8, the release states.

The ice rink is located at 311 Duke of Gloucester St., in front of the John Blair House.

Mayfield can be reached at 757-298-5828.

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