CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix, the Valley’s largest and most visited outdoor holiday ice rink presented by APS, returns to Downtown Phoenix on Nov. 23 and is focused on bringing the community together with the debut of the new Unity Tree, festive art installations and the “Skate It Forward” philanthropic series.
Keeping the annual holiday tradition alive but with a little twist, CityScape has partnered with Walter Productions to design and construct a new tree-shaped installation to be dramatically placed in the center of the ice rink. The 30-foot Unity Tree will be a tensile sculpture made up of more than 100 interlocking panels and illuminated with thousands of individually programmed LED lights. The tree will be copper in color and topped with a Phoenix rising celebrating the beauty and resilience of the city. Multiple interactive kiosks will be placed at the base of the tree where holiday revelers can light up different patterns and sections of the sculpture at a press of a button.
CitySkate will also bring back a number of popular traditions introduced during last year’s season including the “Skate it Forward” series, where every Wednesday during the ice-skating season, CitySkate will team up with a local organization to raise funds and awareness for their cause. The community is invited to come out and skate from 5-11pm where $5 of every general admission ticket will be “skated” back to one the following participating groups: Phoenix Rescue Mission, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Upward & Onward, Phoenix Sister Cities, St. Mary’s Food Bank and Arizona Science Center.
For more information about CitySkate, visit Cityskatephx.com or call 602-772-3900. Check the website frequently for special happenings, holiday hours and closures. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the ice rink and admission includes skate rental and skating for one hour. The ice rink is available for private parties and events by calling 602-772-3900. Ample and convenient underground parking is available.
Pricing (includes skate rental):