Get ready to lace up your ice skates and head over to Atlantic Station. Starting Nov. 15, visitors can kick off the holiday season with Skate Atlantic Station, a 10,000-square-foot, open-air ice-skating rink, presented by PNC Bank, set in the backdrop of Atlanta’s premier mixed-use destination.
Skate Atlantic Station will take over District Street between 17 1/2th and 18th Streets. The unique, track-style rink, surrounded by the shops and restaurants at Atlantic Station, will offer a magical winter atmosphere to skaters. Dazzling lights and holiday décor will have skaters dreaming of a white Christmas.
American Skating Entertainment Centers (ASEC) has been selected to create and operate the ice-skating rink. The company has created ice-skating rinks at some of the top retail and entertainment destinations in the United States, including L.A. LIVE at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Houston Galleria Mall in Houston.
ASEC will use a full-sized Zamboni and 400 tons of refrigeration capacity to maintain a flawless skating surface. The ice-skating rink will include an energy-efficient aluminum cover to protect the ice during the day and reduce the carbon footprint.
“Skate Atlantic Station will help transform Atlantic Station into a winter wonderland, creating a signature holiday experience that is unparalleled in Atlanta,” said Daniel Easton, director of marketing at Atlantic Station.
“The new ice-skating rink joins an already well-established lineup of the best holiday events in the city, and we believe it will become a holiday destination for friends and families for years to come.”