Panther Island Ice Opens This Friday for the Holiday Season
It’s almost time to hit the ice as Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink is scheduled to open this Friday, November 20 at 3:00 pm. Panther Island Ice is a seasonal ice skating rink located at Coyote Drive-In and will operate through the holiday season until January 18, 2016. It’s the perfect place to take the kids while they’re on break, the in-laws when they’re visiting or to get away from the chaos for a date night.
Regular admission is $11 and the rink is open seven days a week including all holidays (read: it’s the perfect place for kiddos to burn off excess energy from all those Christmas cookies).
Panther Island Ice produces a number of special events throughout the skating season. The first event will be Dallas Stars Day which will take place on December 6. The Dallas Stars mascot, Victor E. Green, and several members of the Ice Dancers team will be mingling with the crowd for pictures and autographs. In addition there will be a bounce house, slapshot cage and lots of fun!
December 19 will feature a fireworks show set to Christmas music to celebrate the opening night of the new Star Wars movie. Speaking of movies, if you want to make it a full day of activities we suggest pairing a skating expedition with a double-feature movie at Coyote Drive-In. The drive-in has a great concession stand which sells more than just popcorn and soda — their menu includes thin crust pizzas, a chicken sandwich, hot dogs, hamburgers and plenty of other delicious options. Coyote also has a great selection of craft beers, wines and even Veuve Clicquot (if you feel like rewarding yourself for your gold medal-worthy performance on the ice).
So gather up your friends and family members and head out to create a new holiday tradition!