Birthday on Ice

Yukon skating rink draws crowds, birthday party

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The outdoor ice rink was a huge attraction during last year's "Christmas in the Park." The Yukon City Council recently signed a contract with ICE Challenge Enterprises to bring the skating rink back to Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

The skating rink at Chisholm Trail Park continued to draw crowds during Christmas break for local students as the year came to an end this week.

There was a birthday party on ice Monday, Dec. 28. Grace Brown, 9, had her party skating with friends and family during the afternoon hours.

Crowds have filled the rink during night hours as well.

A rink spokesperson said more than 8,000 people were expected during the rink’s stay in Yukon for the City of Yukon’s 25th annual Christmas in the Park celebration.

This was the first year for the skating rink during Christmas in the Park.

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The Santa Train rides and the light displays also drew record crowds.

All of the festivities for the season come to a close Sunday, Jan. 3.

Ice Challenge Enterprises LLC of Oklahoma City has operated the rink in Yukon. The company will pay the City of Yukon 40% of profits after collecting the first $98,500, according to the contract.

During winter break for area school students, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3, the hours will be noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays.
New Year’s Eve skating will be noon to 10 p.m. and New Year’s Day is noon to 11 p.m.

For those without skates, rental is $12 for skating. Those who have skates the cost is $8.
Children 5 years-old and younger skate for $8. Those with a military ID pay $10.