Ice Skating Rink to be set up in Jerusalem’s Safra Square

10 Feb

Winter attraction to bring ice hockey, ice shows and skating to Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel, February 10th, 2011-Next month, Jerusalem’s Safra square will be turned into a large ice skating rink. Organized by the city’s event management company Ariel, the rink will be open to the public (Ages 6 and up) from March 10th to April 14th between the hours of 10:00 am and 23:00 pm, including during the Purim and Passover school holidays.

The attraction will include the 500 square metre ice skating rink as well as a further 200 square metres of coffee shops, retail booths and more, inside a 1000 square metre marquee. In addition, the rink will include music for the skaters to enjoy.

The site will host different attractions including ice hockey competitions and famous guests from around the country and abroad.

The skating rink will officially open with an artistic skating performance featuring Israel’s best skaters and a young hockey team with a display demonstration. In addition, the Israeli Ice Hockey Federation (NHL)’s- night hockey league will be holding a night hockey tournament over the course of four nights which will be open for the general public to watch.

The Jerusalem educational establishment will also take part in the festive ice celebration. Primary and high school students will be invited to learn about competitive skating and the basics of ice hockey.

Ariel’s CEO, Mr Zion Turgeman said “The ice skating rink will be a unique attraction that the city’s residents and visitors will be able to enjoy; even if it doesn’t snow this year, Jerusalem will be bringing snow and ice specially for its residents”. For further details, contact the Municipality spokespersons department at 02-6297744 or dover@jerusalem.muni.il

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