By Spencer Drake
Due to COVID-19, the ice skating rink in Ruston has not made an appearance during the Christmas season. However, due to its relocation, it is returning as a prime activity for the city of Ruston. The ice skating rink is now housed in the massive, state-of-the-art Ruston Complex.
The complex provides a more spacious and updated area to house the rink as opposed to its original spot downtown. Amanda Lonadier, director of Ruston Parks and Recreation (RPAR), said she is excited to be adding the rink to the Complex. She feels that the rink is an important part of the community.
“I had asked if I could bring the rink to the complex so that I could give back to the community,” said Lonadier.
The entire Lincoln Parish community can come enjoy ice skating now that the rink is available again. It is free to skate for everyone. There is also no age limit, so the entire family can have fun at the ice rink. Just sign in, grab your skates, and have fun.
This Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, the ice skating rink will host Cookies with Santa. This event will be from 5-7 p.m. and will feature cookies, hot cocoa and ice skating fun.
“People can come and see Santa, have some hot cocoa, and have a great time on the rink,” said Lonadier.