The Florida Panthers and the City of Fort Lauderdale have teamed up this holiday season to transform Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza into Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, a 5,760-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and enchanting holiday display. Located at One East Las Olas Blvd., Panthers in the Park will be open to the public from Saturday, November 26th through Sunday, January 8th and will be the largest outdoor public ice skating rink in South Florida.
The outdoor ice skating rink will be built on site at the park and will be fully enclosed by a tent. The temperature in the rink will be controlled with chillers to keep the ice cool at 32 degrees and will be constantly shaved and replenished to provide the best skating experience for guests.
To add to the holiday spirit, adjacent to the rink, Hoffman’s Chocolates will showcase a captivating holiday display with colorful holiday lights, illuminated sculptures, a magnificent 20-foot Christmas tree and sweet treats for purchase from their food truck, The Sweet Ride. Other food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the plaza concession stands.
Ice skating tickets are $13 each for both adults and children for a 90-minute skate session. The cost includes skate rental. Group sales for rentals by the hour for corporate events, special occasions and birthday parties are also available.
Hours of operation for Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates will be: Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Additional hours for holidays and school break, along with any special event programming will be announced via web and on Facebook.
Also serving as a charitable initiative, $1 of each ticket sold at Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates will be donated to the Florida Panthers Foundation, which benefits the South Florida community by focusing on a number of philanthropic efforts. The Foundation currently works to build the game of hockey for children and youth, supports health and education initiatives for children, advocates for and supports veterans’ issues and raises awareness about the endangered Florida panther.
For more information, please call 954.835.PUCK (7825) or go to the website floridapanthers.com/panthersinthepark. Follow Panthers in the Park on Social media at Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @PanthersParkFTL
Additional sponsors for Panthers in the Park are Florida Power & Light, Show Management and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.