The Murphy Arts District in El Dorado recently announced that MAD on Ice will return for a third year, from Nov. 20 through January 2, 2022. Visitors will once again be able to skate on real ice on top of the outdoor amphitheater stage this holiday season. MAD on Ice is presented by Murphy USA with additional funding from the El Dorado A&P Commission.
Tickets cost $13 per person for unlimited skating per day. Skate rentals cost $3 per person and are available in children’s size 8 to men’s size 16. MAD members can enjoy free skate rental from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. by presenting their member card during normal operational hours. Concessions, such as hot chocolate, will be available from [email protected].
There are two types of skating aids or ‘helpers’ — Bobby the Seal and Tommy the Reindeer — which will help both adults and children enjoy the ice. Each is available for rent at $5 for a 90-minute cycle (as defined by the period in between ice cleaning with the re-surfacer). Helmets will be available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. A skating waiver form must be filled out for each person skating or watching from the stage. Waivers can be filled out in advance online or in person.
Season passes will be available providing unlimited skating time plus skate rental. The cost is $80, tax included, for an individual or $140, tax included, for two people. There will also be a pay-as-you-go skating punch card, offering “skate nine times and the 10th is free.”
The ice rink will be available for a limited amount of hosted special events or rental buyouts. Please contact [email protected] or 870-444-3007 for “Rent the Rink” options.
For more information about MAD on Ice, including operational hours, visit its website here.
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