Skate in the Park starts with modifications for COVID-19

Posted at 7:32 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 12:36:24-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Skate in the Park is back in downtown Colorado Springs for the holidays. “We did have a point where we said, can we do it,” said Laurel Prud’homme with the Downtown Partnership. This year it is happening with multiple modifications because of COVID-19.

What makes the event popular during the holiday helped with COVID planning. "It's an outdoor activity." Only, with COVID there has to be more to the plan. "We're following all of the guidelines that are set forth by the county,” said Prud’homme, “we're making sure we don’t have too many people on the ice at a time."

This year requires planning ahead. No ticket sales happen at the rink. Reservations and ticket sales happen on the Downtown Partnership webpage. If some is going with a group, but, plans to sit and observe at the edge they still need to reserve a spot. "So, if grandma is bringing the grandkids, grandma needs a ticket too. Just so she can be on site here with them, but there's not cost to be a spectator,” said Prud’homme. We just need you to reserve that time slot so we can keep the capacity where it needs to be."

Skating happens through the holidays and most of January.