WBT Hosts Holiday On Ice Ribbon Cutting

November 23, 2011

WBT and NASCAR Hall of Fame will host a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the NEW LOCATION, LARGER ICE RINK, and GRAND OPENING as Holiday on Ice kicks off the 2011 season! Brief remarks will be made by WBT’s Trip Savery and NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Winston Kelly, hosted by WBT’s Weekday Host Keith Larson. After the ribbon is cut, Charlotte Checker’s mascot Chubby Checker will lead more than 50 skaters onto the ice for the first time this season. Light food will be served. The rink opens to the public at 5:00pm, Tuesday, November 22nd

The ceremony will begin at 4pm. Media parking is available on Brevard Street, near MLK Blvd, in front of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

WBT’s Holiday on Ice is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition and it returns to Uptown Charlotte with a new location on Ceremonial Plaza at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Ice Rink is more than 30% larger this year with more than 7000 square feet of ice and an incredible view of the city skyline. Skate, drink hot chocolate and celebrate the holidays with us, the best way to bring families together this season. Skating will cost $9.00 per person and $3.00 for skate rental. Season Passes are also available. Group events for outings, birthday parties, holiday parties or friendly get-togethers may be eligible for discounts.

As part of our partnership with the NASCAR Hall of Fame, look for a special dual access ticket that provides admission to the Hall and Ice Skating for just $25. Learn more at www.holidayonicecharlotte.com.

Outdoor ice skating this year is made possible from our friends at Piedmont Natural Gas and Time Warner Cable. Holiday on Ice celebrates its 8th year for the great Holiday Tradition. Ceremonial Plaza at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., at the corner of Brevard St.

Open this week as follows: Tuesday, 11/22 – 5pm-10pm, Wednesday through Saturday (including Thanksgiving Day) 10am-10pm, and Sunday, 11/27 11am – 7pm. Standard hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm and Sunday, 11am – 7pm unless otherwise noted. Extended hours begin when school is out. For a look at all of our hours go to www.holidayonicecharlotte.com. For NASCAR Hall of Fame hours of operation visit www.NASCARHall.com.