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Skate Ribbon opens on Saturday for its second winter

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Driver Nathan Meade maneuvers an Olympia ice resurfacing machine back into its storage area after running it around the ice Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The rink should open Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Driver Nathan Meade maneuvers an Olympia ice resurfacing machine back into its storage area after running it around the ice Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The rink should open Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon is slated to open Saturday.

The ribbon, at the west end of Riverfront Park, opens at 11 a.m. At 5 p.m., the city is hosting a celebration with a fire-dancing performance by the group Cirque Cadia, with an ice sculpture and fire-and-ice-themed fire pit.

One hour of ice skating and skate rentals will cost $6.95 for adults and $4.95 for children ages 3-12. Each additional half-hour is half price.

It’s the second season for the ribbon, which is 16 feet wide along its 700-foot length. It was open Dec. 9, 2017, through Jan. 23 for its first season.

The city strongly encourages helmets. The ribbon brought 53 injuries last year. Most of them were minor, but a 63-year-old woman died from falling and hitting her head on the ice. She was not wearing a helmet. Helmets are provided free to those who need them.

For more information, visit https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontpark/attractions/skate-ribbon/.

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