Crews setting up ice rink in Daytona Beach

Larger tent features DJ, concession stands

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Families can get in the holiday spirit in Daytona Beach soon as crews are close to setting up an ice rink at the city's bandshell.

The 60-foot-by-80-foot rink will be inside a tent with windows overlooking the beach. The rink will open on Friday, November 16 and remain at the bandshell until January 6.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the tent will be bigger in 2012, allowing organizers to bring in a DJ and set up concession stands and tables around the rink. Skaters will be able to buy hot chocolate, coffee, soda, popcorn, chips, funnel cakes, candy bars and hot dogs, according to the report.

Tickets to skate will be $12, compared to $10 last year. The rink will be open to skating during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m . to 10 p.m.

The rink will be a main part of the "Light Up Volusia Nights" ceremony on November 24. The city will unveil festive holiday lights and decorations at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, the Ocean Walk Shoppes and the bandshell. Workers will also officially light up the 40-foot Christmas tree at the Ocean Center.

Some of the area's best food trucks will also be a part of "Light Up Volusia Nights." It will last from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 24.

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