First it was coming, then it wasn't. Now it's back on.
An ice skating rink will open in Old Town Elk Grove on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, the city announced Friday.
"Rob Porter, the owner of Ice Unlimited, and City Manager Laura S. Gill have signed the contract for the Ice Skating Rink as approved by the City Council at its meeting of October 24," city spokeswoman Christine Brainerd said in an email. "The terms of the contract are substantially the same and provides for the ice rink to be open to the public on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 at the City’s Old Town property."
The property is located just south of Elk Grove Boulevard, near the railroad tracks, and was recently purchased by the city from Union Pacific Railroad.
The ice rink will be open until Jan. 21, and tickets will be $11 for adults and $9.50 for children.
Elk Grove City Council Member Gary Davis, who said last week he was hopeful the deal could be saved, expressed relief Friday.
"I'm excited about the life it's going to bring to Old Town this winter," Davis said.
Click here for information on how the city will split the ticket revenue with Ice Unlimited.