MALL OF AMERICA® ANNOUNCES “SKATE THE STAR”: A CUSTOM-BUILT OVAL ICE RINK AROUND THE NORTH ENTRANCE STAR SCULPTURE
Mall of America® is excited to announce a new experience for guests this holiday season – SKATE THE STAR – a custom-built ice rink located at the North entrance of MOA®. Presented by UCare®, the 12,000 square-foot ice rink will open to the public on Saturday, December 8 and will be open through January 27.
“An ice rink has been an experience we have always wanted to bring to life for our guests who visit Mall of America during this cherished time of year,” said Jill Renslow, SVP of Business Development at Mall of America. “We want our
guests to experience the unexpected when they visit each year. That is why adding this ice rink is such an exciting addition to our holiday line-up. We look forward to seeing visitors from all over the world enjoy Skate the Star at MOA.”
Skate the Star will be free and open to the public during select Mall hours. Guests are welcome to use their own skates, or skate rentals will be available for $5 with 100 percent of skate rental proceeds going directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC). Funds raised from skate rentals will help the BGCTC provide activities and support to more than 9,000 young people in kindergarten through graduation from high school.
“Partnering with Mall of America on Skate the Star offers the Boys & Girls Clubs an incredible chance to tell the story of our young people to a large and diverse audience. We can share the impact we are having on youth in the Twin Cities, engage new volunteers and supporters, and have a little fun on the ice at the same time. Skate the Star is a unique opportunity to bring our entire community together this holiday season and we are very proud to be a part of it,” said Terryl Brumm, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Skate the Star, presented by UCare, is being constructed by local company Minnesota Ice. The rink will be built around the iconic North entrance Star Sculpture at Mall of America using 18,000 gallons of water.
For more information about Skate the Star including hours of operation and group rental opportunities, visit www.mallofamerica.com/skate.
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ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health coverage and services to Minnesotans across the state. Working in partnership with health care providers and community organizations, UCare serves individuals and families choosing health coverage through MNsure, the insurance marketplace, Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, adults with disabilities.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) provide activities and support to more than 9,000 young people in kindergarten through graduation from high school. With eight inner-city locations, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin
Cities is one of only a few local organizations dedicated specifically to youth development. The Club believes that each young person deserves the opportunity to strengthen academic and social skills, develop positive leadership traits, and learn healthy living behaviors. The Club is a place where great futures are started each and every day. For more information, visit www.boysandgirls.org.