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  • Skaters enjoy the Gallivan Center ice rink in downtown Salt Lake City.

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DOWNTOWN – Salt Lake City officials announced Friday the reopening of the Gallivan Center ice rink, which was closed during the 2020-2021 winter season due to security precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last year the rink did not open for the first time in 26 years,” Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said in a prepared statement. “This winter, we look forward to Gallivan’s return to providing locals and visitors with an authentic downtown ice skating experience made even more magical by the Christmas lights and seasonal public artwork in the square.”

The rink, which is located between 300 South and 200 South and between Main Street and State Street, is slated to be in operation until late February 2022 if the weather is nice. Friday and Saturday at midnight and Sundays at 7 p.m.

Admission, including ice skate rentals, is $ 10 for adults and $ 9 for children 12 and under. There are discounts for large groups and discounts can be purchased.

New public art installations are slated to debut at Gallivan Plaza this winter, according to the city’s announcement. A sculpture entitled “GLOW” by artist Emily Nicoloski is described as three “heavenly” pieces that “light up the square and envelop our community in the spirit of the holidays”.

The public is also invited to attend a tree lighting ceremony in the square on November 26th. The “Lights On” event will take place from 4pm to 7pm, with lighting for the decoration of the plaza and the 54-foot tree planned to take place at 5.30pm. Proceeds from the celebration will go to the Millie’s Princess Foundation and people will be expected to portray Santa and Disney characters.

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