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Steel Ice center opens with fanfare

ArtsQuest held an official ribbon cutting on a sunny Nov. 22 afternoon, opening its Ice Rink at SteelStacks to the public. The rink has been built on the lawn in front of the Levitt Pavilion and will be open through New Years Day, 2023. ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert said planning for the rink began five years ago. “This is a testament to our effort to provide authentic experiences,” said Hilgert. Skating fees are $9 for anyone over 14 years of age, $7 for anyone 13 and under, and ArtsQuest members can skate for $6. Skate rentals are available for $6. Visit ChristmasCity.org for dates and times that the rink is open.

Mom Danielle laces up five year old Tavin's skates for his initial ice skating experience. They are Northampton residents.
ArtsQuest employees are ready to rent ice skates to the public.
Anne Baum, president of rink presenter Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, cuts the ribbon held by Bethlehem Mayor J. William Reynolds and ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert.
Guest skater, Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team mascot meLVin, waves to the crowd. He is a Puck-Nosed Pladottle.
The first young skaters hit the ice after the ribbon cutting ceremony.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB The Ice Rink at SteelStacks is open until January 1, 2023. Visit ChristmasCity.org for days and hours of operation. More photos on page A2.