Juárez to open ice rink at 11 a.m. Saturday

The city of Juárez will open its ice skating rink in Benito Juárez Plaza with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday. (Photo courtesy the city of Juárez)

City seeks sponsors for next year’s rink

Rio Grande Digital

The city of Juárez will open its holiday ice skating rink at 11 a.m. Saturday at Benito Juárez Plaza on the southeast side of downtown, according to a city news release.

Mayor Hector “Teto” Murguia will cut a ribbon for the official opening event,  which will include the dance group “Seven Dancers,” plus a hockey game between players from Chihuahua and Ciudad Juárez.

The skating rink proved a popular attraction during last year’s Christmas season. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Juarenses will be able to skate free for an hour. Skates also will be provided free. It will be open for 45 days.

The rink can accommodate up to 200 skaters. The site will be monitored by officers of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat. In addition there will be rescue and paramedics to assist people in case of an accident, the city said.

Meanwhile, the city is looking for sponsors to pay for the rink in future years so it doesn’t come out of the city’s budget. The idea is to make advertising space available for businesses that want to help underwrite the cost.

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