The Humboldt Ice Rink committee is bringing back the temporary ice rink to Humboldt County. The rink is scheduled to be in Fortuna, California, located at the Newburg Park, for the third year, December 1, 2017 through January 7, 2018. We are counting on this amenity to be another magical attraction to spending your holidays in Humboldt. We want to enhance the quality of life in all of Humboldt County by providing a unique attraction that all walks of life can enjoy. This year we have holiday decorations, holiday music, smiles, laughter and more.
A group of local business owners started working on this project in September of 2014. These dedicated business owners have spent countless hours working to bring something new to Humboldt County during the winter months.
The rink will be staffed by local community groups, including various school clubs and sporting teams, local service clubs, and more. Each organization that staffs 7-10 people per a 4-hour shift will receive a $200 donation to their organization. There are shifts available if you are interested.
Many local schools have booked field trips Monday - Thursday from 9 am-11 am & 11 am-1 pm and Friday's 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm. Our county teachers and administrators are beyond excited for the opportunity to bring their students back to the Humboldt Ice Rink.
Due to the overwhelming school turnout, the rink will not be open to the public during the schools' skating time slots before 2pm. This year, the rink will be open for school field trips December 4th-8th, 11th-15th, and 18th-22nd.
In the last two years, the support from our businesses community, throughout the county, has been beyond motivating. We have had over 70 sponsors, some of which were two year sponsors, that have contributed over $70,000 to the Ice Rink. We also had a number of businesses that have supported this endeavor by offering services for the rink. We would not have been able to offer the rink the last two years with out the help of Spencer Electric, who donated his time and materials for a major upgrade to the electrical at Newburg Park. Humboldt Ice Rink is so grateful for the support from Spencer Electric.
Currently, we are seeking sponsor for the 2017-18 Humboldt Ice Rink. For more information, or to see a list of our 2016-17 sponsors, please click here! This committee is focused on creating an outdoor winter activity to serve the children and families of Humboldt County and our surrounding areas. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you have never been ice skating before, or are unsure of the rules, please watch this great video created by Memphis Orthopaedic Group.
Thank you so much for your support. We all understand we cannot do this by ourselves, and appreciate all your help.