Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Enchants Fort Lauderdale

Nestled between the palm trees and skyscrapers in Fort Lauderdale is a holiday treat that's sure to put South Floridians in the Christmas spirit.

The Huizenga Plaza has been transformed into a 5,760-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink. The Florida Panthers and The City of Fort Lauderdale teamed up to bring the 'Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink' to the community.

The rink is fully enclosed by a tent and the temperature inside dips down to 32 degrees. "Bringing an ice skating rink to our downtown Riverwalk will provide neighbors and visitors with a unique fun-filled way to celebrate the holidays and share the spirit of the season," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.

The ice skating rink is surrounded by an enchanting holiday display, including a 20-foot Christmas tree, created by Hoffman's Chocolates. The winter wonderland also includes a food truck and concession stands, if you get hungry.

The ice skating rink is open now through Jan. 8th. For more information on hours of operation and tickets, click here.

With each ticket sold at the ice skating rink, $1 will be donated to the Florida Panthers Foundation, which benefits the South Florida community by focusing on a number of philanthropic efforts.

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