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Saturday, November 23, 2019

MAD on Ice

MAD Amphitheater

What to know

Murphy Arts District is announcing more details about MAD On Ice Skating Rink. In a little more than a month people will be able to put on skates and zoom around on real ice.

The skating rink will open on Saturday, November 23rd and will be open through January 5th, 2020. Operating hours will be 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM on Saturday, and Noon – 5:30 PM on Sunday. There will also be special Holiday hours to address school vacations. A full calendar of days and times is available on

Tickets cost $12 per person for unlimited skating (one uninterrupted session). Skate rentals cost $3 per person and are available in both adult and kids sizes. MAD members enjoy free skates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

“We are really excited about this,” said Bob Tarren, MAD’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We’ve been hearing from people in Little Rock, Shreveport, and Monroe who are looking forward to bringing their families. With the MAD Amphitheater’s music and lights, it should be a lot of fun.”

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 are available for rental at $15 for a 90 minutes cycle (as defined by the period in between ice cleaning with the Zamboni). Helmets will be available for free on a first come/first served basis. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent (they do not need to be on the ice). A skating waiver form must be filled out for each person skating. This form will be available on-site as well as on the MAD website prior to opening on November 23rd.

A limited quantity of Season Passes will be available providing unlimited skating time plus skate rentals for a cost of $199 plus tax. There will also be a pay-as-you-go skating punch card, offering “skate nine times and the tenth is free.”

105 E. Locust St.
El Dorado, AR 71730