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Newport’s beacon for winter family fun will once again be lit up for the holidays as Newport Waterfront Events, in collaboration with Peregrine Group/Scott’s Wharf LLC and Newport Harbor Corporation, announce that the key pieces are in place for the Newport Skating Center to return to its former downtown location at the Newport Yachting Center this upcoming winter season.
Understanding the importance of the rink to the community, representatives of the three companies have had continuing discussions about a return of the rink since it was put on ice last winter due to the sale of the Newport Yachting Center by Newport Harbor Corporation to Scott’s Wharf. In the spirit of cooperation, the Newport Harbor Corporation has agreed to donate the skating rink equipment and assets to Newport Waterfront Events while Scott’s Wharf is providing the Newport Skating Center’s former space at the Newport Yachting Center for the coming skating season. Plans would be to have a full schedule of activities this coming winter, including Family Fun Nights, Skates with Santa, Learn to Skate camp, community partnerships with non-profit groups including the Boys & Girls Club and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and, of course, the grand opening and traditional Tree Lighting ceremony.
“I want to thank Newport Harbor Corporation and Scott’s Wharf for making the return of the rink for this upcoming season a possibility,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, President and CEO of Waterfront Productions, the parent company of Newport Waterfront Events, and former General Manager of the Newport Yachting Center. “It is very exciting that the winter wonderland will return along with the vibrancy to downtown that the rink helps to create.
“We are delighted that Waterfront Productions is working hard to bring back such an important winter tradition. The City of Newport and our neighbors have been exceptionally welcoming since our purchase of the Yachting Center, and we look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of the community,” said Colin Kane, Principal of Scott’s Wharf LLC and Peregrine Group LLC.
“NHC is thrilled to be a part of the team effort to bring the skating rink back to downtown Newport,” said Paul O’Reilly, President & CEO, Newport Harbor Corporation.
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Located on the waterfront in the midst of Newport’s famous downtown district and just steps away from an array of specialty shops, restaurants and attractions, the Newport Skating Center is the hub of winter fun for everyone! This outdoor, open air rink, twice the size of Rockefeller Center, sparkles December through February, offering thousands of playful locals and Newport’s 1.1 million winter visitors a unique and healthy pastime, surrounded by all the charm of this historic seaside town. We offer skate rentals, skate lessons, free parking and a menu of comfort food and beverages. We also host private parties and a variety of weekly and monthly special events throughout the season. There’s always something happening from charity coat drives for our neighbors in need to adult-only skate times for a romantic, under the stars evening for two. The Newport Skating Center warms the heart and creates winter memories for family and friends. It’s a winter wonderland for all ages!
For more information on the opportunities waiting for you at the Newport Skating Center, please contact the Newport Waterfront Events team via email at email@example.com or call 888.900.8640.