Have you heard the news?! Ice skating coming to COV?! What a perfect addition to complete Christmas in Covington! ??

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Covington City Council Approves Funding for Ice RinkTraditionally known for movies, concerts and exercise, Covington?s Legion Field will now add ?ice skating rink? to its list of uses.

The Covington City Council unanimously approved funding the rink during a Tuesday special called meeting. The covered rink, provided by Ice Days, will consist of more than 5,500 square feet of ice and operate from mid-November to mid-February. Accompanying the rink will be holiday themed movies on a large outdoor screen on select nights, fire pits, gingerbread house decorating and other family-friendly activities. ?One of the City?s main initiatives is to improve the quality of life for our residents and this is a great addition,? said City Manager Scott Andrews. ?I have had past successes with an ice rink and the response was overwhelmingly positive from residents, merchants and visitors. This will take the holiday celebration in Covington to another level.?The rink will also serve as an economic development driver for the community. Jim Gomez, owner of multiple Ice Days Ice Rinks, estimates 80 percent of skaters who skate are visitors. ?We are honored and excited to be coming to Covington,” Gomez said. ?This will be great for all facets of the community and hopefully this will become a yearly tradition families can enjoy.?Council members recently approved an expanded holiday light display that includes Pace Street and the portion of the Cricket Frog Trail from Pace Street to the trail entrance at Legion Field. ?The addition of the ice rink helps complete our vision for Christmas in Covington,? Andrews said. ?The goal is for people to spend an evening of shopping and dining on the Square, then enjoy the lights along the Cricket Frog Trail as they walk to Legion Field to enjoy the activities.?Adult skaters can enjoy two hours of ice time for just $12 while kids can skate for $10. The rink is also available for team building activities, birthday parties and private events. Additional operational details will be released soon.