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Great addition

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From page A6 | December 20, 2013 |

This could be the start of something big, to quote the song by Jimmy Carroll made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby Darin. Yes, this could be the start of something grand. The Hangtown Holiday Ice Rink sure looked like a success on its opening Dec. 15.

Its promoters did an outstanding job creating buzz by bringing in trained skaters from Skatetown in Roseville and adding in the cast from Les Miserables.

The ice rink at the county fairgrounds was put together by volunteers from the Placerville Drive Business Association who helped STS Productions install the rink and make it happen on time.

“Of all the communities I’ve worked with throughout the state this community has been the most impressive,” said STS Productions owner Steve Sabel. “Everyone is so involved and they are all contributing something to the project, whether it’s the trucks, the rock, printing flyers, chairs for those watching at the ice rink or staffing. Everyone is pulling together to make this happen.”

And we have to give a shout-out to Mike Kobus, president of the Placerville Drive Business Association, who has been the spark to make this happen and line up volunteers.

Sacramento and Folsom have had seasonal ice rinks and now Placerville finally has one. For that we thank all the volunteers who made it happen and are continuing to make it happen.

The ice rink will remain open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 5. Skating sessions last an hour and a half, plenty of time to learn to skate or cut some circles if you already know how. The key to successful ice skating is to lace the shoes up tight. Cost for one session is $10 plus $2 for shoe rental. In an hour and a half, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Fear not, there is hot food for sale to warm you up when you take your skates off.

There are a number of themed nights planned. Check out hangtownholidayicerink.com to find out what appeals to you most. Don’t forget the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Night timed with the East Coast event at 9 p.m. our time. What a way to start the New Year off with enthusiasm, skating in old Hangtown.

For those who haven’t tried it yet, take the Forni Road exit from Highway 50, go over the overpass to Placerville Drive and turn right into the Main Gate of El Dorado County Fairgrounds. There is plenty of parking. Even if you don’t want to skate, it is fun to watch. And if you see a volunteer, thank that person.

The ice skating rink is a great holiday addition.

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