- Students with their parants from the John W. Rex Downtown Elementary School, enjoy the Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 11-12-14. mh
As winter weather starts reaching an aching arm down the plains, Myriad Botanical Gardens has packed up its splash pad and opened up Devon Ice Rink.
The Nov. 14 opening was the kick-off of the Downtown in December celebration, which offers many opportunities for winter wonder in the metro throughout the holiday season.
The rink is just one more thing that happens at Myriad Botanical Gardens that really establishes the gardens as downtown OKCs yard. Its just a great place to ... see others in the community, get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise, and have a great time together, said Christine Eddington, director of communications and marketing at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
From 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday night, the rink presents Rock N Skate. A live DJ will mix up the music so guests can show off their impressive moves on the ice.
When the skating gets fancy, the crowd gets hungry, and thats where The Park House restaurant comes in. It is open seven days a week, and guests can take a break while they watch the skating entertainment through the restaurants glass walls.
The Ice Cube truck will also be parked by the rink to offer snack bar items.
- Students from the John W. Rex Downtown Elementary School, enjoy the Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 11-12-14. mh
The ice rink is made possible by Devons $42 million donation to renovate Myriad Botanical Gardens. When Devon Energy Center was under construction, then-CEO J. Larry Nichols set up the gardens as a beneficiary of the project.
Skaters can visit the ice rink 3 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
It costs $12 for all ages to skate, including skate rentals. Myriad Botanical Gardens members receive a discounted price of $7. If guests bring their own skates, skating time only costs $8. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Sundays in December, guests can visit Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory for free. The bridge of tropical foliage is decorated with holiday lights, and ten-foot snowflakes dangle from the ceiling.
- Christine Dowd with Mia Jacobs, at the Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 11-12-14. mh
Every Saturday until Christmas, visitors to the gardens can enjoy free admission through Devons Saturdays with Santa. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., families can experience performances, crafts, treats and displays located at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
For customizable group skating party rates, call 708-6499.
Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at 301 W. Reno Ave., and the rink will remain open until Feb. 1.
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