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Ice skate in Avon at Icing on the Lake

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Krisitn Anderson/

AVON, Colorado ” Kick off this winter’s holiday season at the Town of Avon’s annual Icing on the Lake event. The event is at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

“Nottingham Lake is open for the first time for the winter season for ice skating ” nothing like ice skating in an open-air rink compared to an indoor rink,” said Danita Chirichillo, special events supervisor for the Town of Avon.

Families can enjoy ice skating on Nottingham Lake with only $1 skate rentals, free hot chocolate and chili from the Gourmet Cowboy, and gathering around the bonfire and listening to holiday carols sung by the Dickens Carolers. There will also be face-painting, a balloon sculptor, winter holiday crafts, snowmobile rides for kids, a giant Nutcracker made of ice, adorable reindeer and best of all … Santa will there from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“What makes this event fun is there are so many things to choose from … and everything is free,” Chirichillo said. “The Town (of Avon) puts on many events throughout the year with the goal of adding to the ‘quality of life’ of living in the valley.”

The entire event is free to all. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Ice skating .availability is determined by the weather.

For more information, visit or call 748-4063.

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