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George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum ice skating will include concessions, family fun, event rentals and more.

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA – George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum public ice skating rink opens Saturday, November 7 and runs through February 2016.

Public ice skating is sponsored by the Encompass Sports Group and Mudbug Hockey ice skating team. On opening day, the skating rink will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be able to be the first to hit the ice for an hour and a half with State Fair of Louisiana admission passes and an ice skate rental fee of $4.

Regular hours will be in effect the following weekend when the skating rink is open to the public. George’s Pond will be open Friday nights from 6 p.m. – midnight; Saturdays from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – midnight; and Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m.

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Admission to the skating rink is $8 and free for children under 2 years old. There are no age or height requirements to ice skate. Skate rentals of all sizes are available for $4. Parking is free. Concessions are available.

“It is something that this area and surrounding areas can enjoy. We need things to do with our families and we need things other than the movies. For us, this is an opportunity to go out and enjoy some great music, family time and exercise in one place,” said Scott Muscutt, General Manager of George’s Pond. “We anticipate high numbers of people wanting to skate because this is new for the area. There will be background music and Christmas carols throughout the holidays.”

Private ice skating rink rentals for birthday parties and other events are available. For more information on rentals and to learn more about George’s Pond, visit or call 318-670-3860 or 318-564-2847.

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