Ice skating returns to Crescent Hotel

Thursday, January 9, 2020
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs will welcome ice skaters Fridays through Sundays this winter. Tuesday nights will be ‘Eureka Springs Night,’ the hotel announced in a news release.
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Once again this year, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa began offering ice skating on Jan. 1, the hotel announced in a news release.

“A little part of us had hoped for colder temperatures to help us with our rink,” said Jack Moyer, hotel executive vice president and general manager, “but Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated.

With that said, we are well on our way and with incoming low temps we expect to open the New Year with a Skate Party. Assuming the temps allow us to establish ‘hard ice’ we will be welcoming skaters on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the season. ‘Eureka Springs Night’ is every Tuesday.”

Skating hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It costs $5 for adults and children 5 and under skate free when accompanied by an adult. Skates are available to rent in a variety of sizes.

A new addition this year are the curling lanes.

"I am sure you have seen this strange but fun event during the winter Olympics," Moyer said, "and now you can try your hand at this 'shuffleboard on ice.' "

The ice rink was introduced at the Crescent three years ago to provide one more resort activity for guests during the winter months.

Since all skate days are dependent on the weather conditions, those interested in visiting the Crescent Hotel for ice skating are encouraged to check the rink status at

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