Wade Oval Winter

By: Catrina Leone, intern


There are so many events happening this Holiday Season in Cleveland! Winter is the time to dress warm, get a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy time with family and friends. There is no better way to do just that than participating in Wade Oval Winter. They have some free events coming up, you do not want to miss out on this!

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You may be wondering what is Wade Oval Winter? It’s University Circle’s new way of celebrating the snowy months of the year. Wade Oval Winter incorporates two popular annual events, The Rink at Wade Oval and Holiday CircleFest, with some new and exciting twists. Let’s take a look at some of those events now, I’m sure you have been dying to know!

The Rink at Wade Oval is a great way to spend a night with loved ones. Lace up your skates and enjoy the fresh ice at The Rink of Wade Oval! Admission is free, and you can come join the fun Fridays: Noon to 9 p.m. (open 3 p.m.to 9 p.m. after January 10th) Saturdays: Noon to 7 p.m. & Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m. The Rink is open to skate Wednesdays but only December 11th & 18th! As I mentioned above, admission is free and skate rental costs 3 dollars!

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TV20 was there this past Sunday, December 8th to cover the circle fest, which is always a great time! Some information about CircleFest in case you missed it this year; from 1:00-5:30 p.m., more than a dozen of University Circle’s renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools opened their doors free of charge and offered an afternoon of activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors looked forward to live performances from talented musicians, craft making, historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, live animals, the city’s best gingerbread house competition, and much more. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? There’s no better place to shop than Holiday CircleFest.

Although it has been a cold month so far, that has not stopped anyone from coming out and joining the excitement! Here are some more FREE events you and your family can take part in this year:

The next two Wednesdays in December, the 11th and 18th, there will be live music to enjoy while you skate under the stars. December 11:  Pat Shepard; December 18:  Lost Jon & Dolfish .

Skate with Santa 
December 8 from 1:00-3:00pm
December 21 from Noon-2:00pm
Movie Nights at The Rink
December 28 (Happy Feet) and January 25 (Miracle).  Movies will begin at 5pm.

Figure Skating Demos.   Come see local skating professionals at The Rink.
January 11 – Strongsville Figure Skating Club and February 1 – Winterhurst Figure Skating Club.  Demos will take place at 1pm & 2pm. 

Groundhog Day Event on Sunday, February 2nd at Noon.  Come to The Rink at Wade Oval to see the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Lake Erie Eddie and learn all about Groundhogs.

Snowman making Contest  on Sunday, January 26 from Noon to 3pm. Come out to Wade Oval to make a snowman!   Best snowman wins a great University Circle prize.

Winter Olympics Live Feeds.  Come to The Rink to cheer on the USA in some of the Hockey and Figure Skating competitions.  Date/Time TBD

Valentine’s Day Pink the Rink on Friday, February 14 from 3pm to 9pm.    Bring your sweetie to The Rink at Wade Oval for a romantic skate on pink ice!

With so many events happening, you bet TV20 will be the station to watch, as we will be featuring these and many other events in our Christmas Programming! Come join the fun at Wade Oval and tune in to TV20 for more updates!


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