Mount Vernon - The Holiday on Ice Skating Rink sponsored by the Franklin
County Chamber of Commerce will open Friday, Nov. 15 and will operate
through Sunday, Jan. 5.
The E-Z Glide synthetic ice rink covers a total of 4600 sq. ft. and is
located at Little Creek Park, two blocks north of the downtown Mount Vernon.
The rink will operate from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, on
Saturdays from 10:30 a.m to 9:30 p.m., and from 1 to 5:45 p.m. Sundays.
The cost to skate is $5 per person for a one hour session. Skate rental is
included in the fee, but everyone must be wearing socks. Each skater, or
their guardian, will be required to sign a release before being allowed to
A total of 13 community organizations have registered to help “man” the
rink. The different organizations may provide concessions during their work
Purses, cameras, cell phones, and other extraneous items will not be allowed
on the rink because of the risk of injury during a fall.
The rink will be available for private parties during non-scheduled times.
The fee is $200 for two hours and includes skate rental. To reserve the
rink, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 903-537-4365.
Anyone interested conducting skating or hockey lessons should also contact
For further information about the ice skating rink, go to www.mt-vernon.com
and click on the “Glide into Winter Fun” button.