ArtsQuest is thrilled to announce the addition of an authentically-surfaced ice rink on the SteelStacks campus from Thanksgiving week to New Year’s Day
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is adding a new tradition to Bethlehem’s holiday season with an authentic ice rink at the base of the blast furnaces on the SteelStacks campus. The Ice Rink at SteelStacks presented by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, will be open daily, including holidays, beginning Tues., Nov. 22, 2022 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2023.
“Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Ice Rink at SteelStacks for the 2022 year,” Richard Levy, Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, Lehigh Valley Health Network said. “As the region’s only children’s hospital, we are dedicated to keeping the kids in our community out on the ice and helping them get back on it if they ever need care.”
In partnership with Rink Management Services Corporation, The Ice Rink at SteelStacks will feature fresh ice maintained throughout the day to deliver an outdoor skating experience like no other across the Lehigh Valley. Throughout the season the rink will be packed with events for all ages, including birthday parties, themed nights, sporting events and more. This new attraction will complement ArtsQuest’s beloved Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, presented by Univest Financial®, which will return for its 30th year beginning Fri., Nov. 18, 2022.
“This rink will add to the magic of the seasonal activities and charm that make Bethlehem the Christmas City and a major tourism destination,” Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest said. “We thank Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital for helping to make this vision a reality for the residents of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”
For group inquiries, contact Groups@artsquest.org For corporate and community sponsorship opportunities, contact email@example.com. Individual passes and skate rentals will go on sale after Musikfest. More information will be announced throughout the year and the full calendar of events will be posted on ChristmasCity.org/Skate.
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.
Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association and NATO, the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Information provided to TVL by:
Kelley Andrade, ArtsQuest
Public Relations Coordinator