Crescent Hotel to open ice skating rink for 2017-18 season

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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.”

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  • This is absolutely wonderful!

    Thank you!

    -- Posted by island2some on Fri, Dec 29, 2017, at 10:09 AM
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