Crescent Hotel to open ice skating rink for 2017-18 season
The 1886 Crescent Hotel will open an
ice skating rink soon.
According to a press release, the skating
rink will open at the end of 2017 and
will remain open all days when the temperature
is below 40 degrees. The original
opening date was scheduled for Dec. 26,
the release says, but the temperature didn’t
drop quickly enough.
It will be opened sometime before the
end of the year, according to the release.
The release says the rink will be open
daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an open
skate, where Carroll County children 12
and under can skate for free. All adults and
teens, as well as children who live outside
the county, will be charged $5 per day.
For all hotel guests, the fee is included in
the Crescent Hotel resort pass. There are
a limited number of skates available for
rent, the release says, and up to 20 skaters
can be on the ice at any one time.
Jack Moyer, vice president and general
manger of the hotel, said those who wish
to donate skates to the community project
will receive a 2017-18 season pass for free
“We are also creating a festive environment
adjacent to the rink,” Moyer said,
“with a nightly fire as well as tables and
chairs where the community can gather.
SkyBar Gourmet Pizza will provide
food service for this area if folks want to
make it an evening. The Crescent Hotel
Ice Rink will also be available for private
party rentals in times other than those of
the open skate, based upon availability, for
$100 per hour.”
The reason for the ice skating rink,
Moyer said, is to help visitors and locals
make lifetime memories.
“With guests now traveling year-round
to our resort hotel and with a gap of activities
for our local kids during the winter
months,” Moyer said, “we thought this
might be a perfect way to further connect
the hotel to our community while adding
an additional resort activity for our
He continued, “This seems like a perfect
fit for our resort hotel and our community.
I am so enthused about the great
amount of local support we have already
received. We want every kid from Eureka
Springs and our county, plus our pre-teen
hotel guests, to say that one of their favorite
lifetime memories was skating on the
Crescent Hotel Ice Rink.”