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Warm Weather Bests Rink

Parks Staff Challenged To Keep Surface Frozen

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 5 a.m.

David Wright, Bentonville Parks & Recreation director, discusses Wednesday how the ice is maintained at the Rink at Lawrence Plaza in downtown Bentonville. Because of warmer temperatures, the rink was closed on Saturday afternoon and didn’t open until Wednesday.

Children aren’t the only ones dreaming of a white Christmas this year. City workers are hoping for cooler temperatures to keep ice on the skating rink at Lawrence Plaza.

At A Glance

About The Rink

The Rink at Lawrence Plaza is open from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Check the city’s website at bentonvillear.com/parks_lawrence_plaza.html for holiday hours.

Skating costs $5 with skate rentals or $3 with personal skates. A family pass is available for $50 for the season.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Bentonville Parade Set For Saturday

The Bentonville Christmas Parade will celebrate “Holiday Traditions Around the World” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The parade route will begin at the Walmart Home Office parking lots near Southwest Eighth and Southwest A streets, head north on Main Street, pass the downtown square and end at Northwest Second and A streets.

Also, the 21c Museum Hotel will announce the color chosen for its signature penguins at its Bentonville location during the parade. Residents have been voting for weeks online to choose from several colors.

Source: Staff Report

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