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The Frozen Sandlot returns this year

Ice rink at Kokomo Municipal Stadium drew 11,720 visitors last season, will open before Thanksgiving

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ICY — Skaters make their way around The Frozen Sandlot last year during its inaugural season. The rink will re-open this year on Nov. 22.

The Frozen Sandlot, the temporary ice skating rink at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, is returning with a set date of Nov. 22 for the season opener.

The inaugural season of the ice rink saw 11,720 people come through the gates and lace up skates and drew visitors from all around Indiana.

The ice rink’s success came as no surprise to Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight.

“We expected that the public would embrace this amenity,” Goodnight said. “It not only is a great source of family fun, but it also makes great use of the stadium, turning it into a year-round venue.”

The 60-foot by 90-foot rink features real ice, unlike other temporary rinks which utilize artificial or synthetic ice-like materials. The rink is placed close to the backstop so spectators and non-skaters can watch.

Again this year, the City of Kokomo will partner with a local non-profit, Bridges Outreach. Bridges Outreach will staff and operate the rink, allowing them to keep the proceeds from ticket sales.

Admission is $10 for skaters (and includes skate rental) and $2 for non-skaters. Coupons for a $5 discount will be available at local businesses as well as online at thefrozensandlot.com. A list of the businesses with coupons as well as a full schedule of skating times will be available at the website.