JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The brand new Jekyll Island Skating Village will open to the public Wednesday Nov. 25th - Jan 10th. The $30,000 outdoor skating rink at the island park will not use actual ice, considering temperatures can still hit 70 degrees between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Instead, it will use dense sheets of plastic that are slick enough for ice skating. The new attraction will let visitors look at the ocean while gliding on ice skates
The skating rink will have a barrier fence around the rink, a carpeted area for getting groups on and off the surface, bleachers and a skating chalet where skates can be rented and snacks bought. Seasoned skaters who have their own ice skates can use those with no worry about damaging the surface or their skates.
Jekyll Island Skating Village
Open November 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Monday through Thursday: 3 to 9 p.m.
Friday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day and New Year's Day
$5 per skater for 30-minute session
Up to 40 skaters will be able to skate at once. There is no age limit on skaters, but the smallest skate available is a toddler 9. The Skating Village will have viewing areas for spectators, as well as a chalet where guests can purchase special merchandise, snacks, drinks, and, of course, hot cocoa.
Tickets may only be purchased on-site and day-of at the Skating Village. The rink will NOT be available for private parties or rentals this season.
Closes Sunday, January 10.