People skate around the BOK Center during Skate Date 2009.
Dust off that pair of ice skates—it’s back by popular demand! Tulsa’s BOK Center has announced the return of Skate Date, a Valentine’s Day event that will give Oklahomans another opportunity to take center ice inside the iconic arena and skate beneath a mirrored disco ball.
Skate Date will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. The public is invited to enjoy ice skating on the 17,000-square-foot frozen floor. A giant disco ball, festive lighting and music will add to the nostalgic ambiance on the ice.
“Skate Date is a rare opportunity to bring the family or a significant other and skate inside the BOK Center on an NHL regulation-sized hockey rink. Last year’s celebration welcomed over 7,500 visitors to the arena for ice skating, delicious concessions and carriage rides. We received so much positive feedback about Skate Date from the community that we decided to bring the event back for an encore in 2010.” Jerry Goldman, assistant general manager, said in a news release.
Skate rentals will be available for $10 per person or $5 for children younger than 3. Patrons who choose to bring their own skates will pay only $5. Guests will be given a color-coded wristband that is valid for 60 minutes of skating time. No reservations are necessary, and there is no admission charge for spectators into the arena.
The event is an enjoyable way for families, children, teenagers and couples to spend the Valentine’s Day holiday. Concession stands will be open, and alcoholic beverages will be available for guests of legal age. The BOK Center’s grand lobby will feature an interactive area for photographs in front of a green screen, face painting, holiday merchandise sales and long-stem roses available for purchase. Outside on Third Street, horse and carriage rides will be offered through the streets of downtown Tulsa from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
For more information on Skate Date, go to www.bokcenter.com.
And check back here at BAM’s Blog Friday when I’ll be offering a special list of 14 more Valentine’s Day events happening around the state this weekend.