Hitting The Rink
Hamilton Town Center Debuts New Synthetic Ice Skating Rink
Writer / Matt Keating
Photographer / Ron Wise
Families and holiday shoppers have been thoroughly enjoying The Rink at Hamilton Town Center, a new 3,200 square-foot synthetic ice skating rink.
“The Rink at Hamilton Town Center was developed because we are continually trying to be a community partner and a place for families in the area to enjoy,” says MacKenzie Harris, area director of marketing and business development, Hamilton Town Center. “We have a very successful Harvest Fest and spring and fall carnival, so this is our way of offering family entertainment into the winter season as well.”
The Rink opened last October to an enthusiastic response. Couples, families, friends and shoppers have put their skates on to enjoy a stress-free activity.
“Our goal is to continue to offer our guests an unmatched, memorable experience when they visit Hamilton Town Center,” Harris adds. “With the new addition of The Rink, we invite families in the Indianapolis area – and beyond – to visit our center to try something new, from the skating experience, to shopping upcoming seasonal trends, to dining at one of the many restaurants the center has to offer.”
Families have really been flocking to The Rink and telling their friends about it.
“It’s a truly unique experience,” Harris says. “It’s made of synthetic material, so it’s not cold to the touch or weather dependent. The Rink also opened just in time to celebrate fall and holiday festivities.”
Harris says that shoppers and business owners have also been pleased with the Rink.
“We can now be a one-stop-shop for all your holiday shopping and entertainment,” Harris says. “Get your gift buying done and then celebrate with a few spins around The Rink. Everyone at the mall is also very excited about The Rink. We are a unique center, and our shop owners, restaurant managers and employees are part of that.”
Harris has a work history with ice skating rinks.
“It’s funny because one of my first jobs ever was a cashier at my hometown’s local skating rink in Columbus, Indiana,” she says. “Was I good? No. Did I enjoy it? Oh, yes.”
Hours for The Rink are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Children can skate for $3, and adults can skate for $5.
Harris noted that every Tuesday, children and adults are invited to participate in ‘$2 Tuesdays, where they can skate for only $2. Skate rental is included with rink admission. Personal skates are allowed on the rink but professional-grade figure skates are not. Credit cards will be the only form of payment accepted.
Monica Antonelli, Noblesville, says she plans to take her family and visiting relatives to The Rink when they are in town for the Christmas holidays.
“My kids and nieces and nephews love ice skating without getting too cold, and this is perfect for them,” she says.