Lace-up those skates because it’s going to be like Christmas in October!
Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Gipson announced the 2019 Mississippi State Fair will feature an indoor ice skating rink. This year, fairgoers can ride the Ferris wheel and then head inside the Mississippi Coliseum to ice skate.
“I am so glad to have an ice skating rink as an attraction for the first time in recent memory at the Mississippi State Fair,” said Commissioner Gipson. “This is a great opportunity for families and their children and grandchildren to cool off for a bit in between the many rides and attractions found along the Midway.”
The Magic Ice USA company out of Miami, Florida, will be in charge of constructing, managing and operating the rink. The ice skating rink will feature 8,000 sq. feet of real ice inside the coliseum. Along with the rink, there will be over 15,000 sq. feet of seating, concessions, and stations for changing skates.
Construction on the rink will begin in late September to be ready for the opening of the fair. Magic Ice USA will provide over 500 pairs of skates and the admission fee will be $10.00 per person.
“It was a tremendous privilege to bring ‘Christmas on Ice’ to Madison from 2012-2014. We had 202,000 people join us,” said executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission, Steve Hutton. “Now, we will have the coolest event at the fair available for all 600,000 fairgoers!”
The Mississippi State Fair runs Wednesday, October 2, through Monday, October 14, with a gate admission price of $5.00 per person. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free of charge. Weekdays 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., admission is free with the exception of October 14.
For additional information, download the Mississippi State Fair mobile app, or visit www.MsStateFair.com.
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