AUSTIN’S LARGEST OUTDOOR ICE RINK GETS UNWRAPPED
Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Acclaimed Hill Country Resort To Open Seasonal Rink In Newly Renovated Resort Pavilion
AUSTIN, TX – September 15, 2010 – Though the weather outside isn’t terribly frightful, a trip to Austin’s award-winning Barton Creek Resort & Spa will certainly be delightful, as the resort announces plans to open an all-new 3,800 square foot ice rink in their newly-renovated Resort Pavilion just in time for the holiday season. “Holiday Lights & Ice” will be open from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, January 2 and offer local residents, club members and resort guests the opportunity to lace up their skates and enjoy some festive holiday cheer in the company of their friends and family.
“We couldn’t be more excited to create a new tradition and holiday memories for area residents, club members and resort guests this winter,” said Barton Creek Resort & Spa Vice President and General Manager James Walsh. “Not only will it provide a fantastic opportunity to escape for a bit of Yuletide fun, but it will also allow us to give something back to the community that we call home.”
Sessions will start at $15, with four daily sessions offered Sunday through Thursday and six on Friday and Saturday. Seasonal treats including hot chocolate, s’mores and more will also be available.
In addition to the skating rink, Barton Creek will also open The Holiday Shop, offering guests the opportunity to pick up a holiday gift for that special someone (or even themselves). The Holiday Shop will also showcase a variety of Christmas trees decorated with themes ranging from the traditional “Winter Wonderland” and “Peppermint Twist” to the more eclectic “Christmas on the Ranch,” “University of Texas” and “Keep Austin Weird.”
Barton Creek’s annual tree lighting ceremony and gingerbread house building contest will also return to the resort in 2010, and are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 1.
Skating-inclusive overnight packages will be available at the resort, and the rink will be available for private events, field trips and more. For more information on Holiday Lights & Ice, please call 1-800-336-6158 or visit bartoncreek.com.