If you’re looking to ring in some holiday traditions without the threat of snow and frostbite, look no further than your own backyard. The Oceanfront Ice Park at Rudee Loop has partnered with Holiday Lights at the Beach on the Boardwalk to bring a winter spectacular to the area.
Cox 11 enlisted us to capture footage and photography of the event in a series of hot ticket events.
“This is our first year at Virginia Beach, and we’re excited about this,” said Jeff Temple, manger of the Ice Park. “It is all part of a general initiative to really bring activity to the beach during the winter.”
While you may not consider the beach a typical destination in December, planners like Temple hope to draw crowds with entertainment including train rides, exhibitions from a local figure skating club, live music and wood-fired barbecue from Jadean’s Smokin Six O food truck.
The Ice Park, scheduled to run through February 2015, also features a selfie station……
which, yes, we did enjoy thank you.
You can even try your hand at one of the gaming booths to win yourself a minion or two.
The affordable family package at the Ice Park provides a family of five with entrance and skates for $45, and individual tickets can be purchased for $12. Members of the military can purchase discounted individual tickets for $8, and families of five can enter for $35. The rink is also available to rent for private events for just $125 an hour.
Of course none of this would be possible without awesome local sponsors like Breit Law and Premier Laser Spa. Just remember there are rules to the park, like “No Street Shoes on the Ice.”
Which our team chose to ignore.
For more information on the Oceanfront Ice Park, visit the website. Be sure to check back here in a few weeks for the final cut of the promo video.