Monday, April 15, 2024

Audubon Zoo Brings Back “Ice” Skating on Synthetic Rink for the Holidays

New Orleans, LA, USA — Holiday “ice” skating is returning to Audubon Zoo – this time for six days in a row – as part of a Snofari Adventure celebration from December 26 through December 31.

A skating rink of synthetic ice made from high-tech plastic will be open all six days from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in front of the Capital One Stage beneath the majestic oaks at Audubon Zoo.

Snofari Adventure holiday activities are included with Zoo admission, but “ice” skating will require an additional ticket that can be purchased at the Zoo front gate or at the Endangered Species Carousel ticket booth inside the Zoo.

Skating tickets are $5 for Audubon members and $7 for non-members and are good for one-time access to the rink. Children under two years of age are free. Ticket sales will close daily at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not available online.

The rink, which measures 40 feet by 30 feet, has a capacity of about 35 people. Special skates in all sizes will be available at no additional fee. Skaters cannot bring their own skates.

Skaters will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait time for skaters will be determined by the number of people in line at any given moment.

All skaters will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to stepping onto the rink. Guardians must sign for minors (anyone under 18 years of age).

The “ice” is made from an eco-friendly, recyclable acrylic material that enables a skate blade to glide as smoothly as if it were on real ice.

To add to the festivities, a DJ will be on hand spinning holiday tunes and a sleigh will be available for photos.

An added attraction this year will be SnowGlobe Live!, a 15-foot-tall replica of the popular holiday collectible. Adorned with holiday decor, the globe’s interior will accommodate up to six people for photos.

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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