Port of Everett Announces New Partnership to Bring Holiday Ice Rink to Waterfront Place
NOTICE: Pacific Ice Rink Open Date Now Dec.3
We are thrilled with all the excitement around the new rink and thank the community for their patience with the brief shift in opening date. The ice simply needed additional time to cure. While we were targeting a one day delay initially, the major wind storm this past weekend created some challenges and extended cure time. The rink operator has taken care of those who pre-purchased their tickets, and we will be ready to see you on the ice this weekend for Holiday on the Bay!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 9, 2021
Everett, Wash. – The Port of Everett is excited to announce a new multi-year partnership with Blue Line Sports & Entertainment to bring an outdoor community ice rink to Waterfront Place during the holiday season.
The rink – dubbed ‘Pacific Ice’ – will be located at the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza in Fisherman’s Harbor, just in front of Hotel Indigo’s Jetty Bar & Grille and steps from the new Grand Avenue Park Bridge. The family-friendly program will run daily from November 27, 2021 through January 31, 2022 with open ice skating public sessions, skating lessons, birthday parties, and select special events to be announced soon.
At Pacific Ice, guests will enjoy a truly unique experience of skating on real ice at a covered, open air rink overlooking the Port of Everett Marina. Holiday lights, music, firepits, and a handful of concessionaires will add to the whimsical atmosphere.
This event will be presold online, and reservations are now open at portofeverett.com/PacificIce.
“We are very excited to partner with the Port of Everett for the Pacific Ice rink at Waterfront Place,” said Joe Nichols, president of Blue Line Sports & Entertainment. “This will be a wonderful community event for families to enjoy for many years to come. We welcome children and adults of all ages to join us for ice skating, hot chocolate, and holiday cheer.”
Adding the seasonal ice rink times perfectly with all the developments taking place at the Port’s transforming destination waterfront, bringing a new energy to the site with new housing, restaurants and retail, and more recreation. The Port has been particularly focused on expanding its winter offerings to keep the waterfront abuzz year-round.
Other holiday attractions to watch for this year include a new nearly 35-foot lighted ‘frozen fountain’ tree, the return of holiday drive-in movies, additional lighted boat parade dates and more.
“Pacific Ice is a great addition to our holiday lineup and builds on our efforts to establish a robust shoulder season that creates vibrancy at the waterfront year-round with new events and entertainment for the whole family,” said Catherine Soper, communications director for the Port of Everett. “No matter what time of year you visit, Waterfront Place has a little something for everyone to enjoy.”
Blue Line Sports & Entertainment is currently selecting its concessionaires’ and offering a variety of high-visibility sponsorship packages to enhance the program. This is an excellent opportunity to support a special community program, and the Port encourages businesses to take a look at how they can participate to support this new program in its first of many seasons to come.
To learn about concessionaire and sponsorship opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications Director at 425.388.0680 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.