NOV 2014 – The Clocks Ticking In Anticipation of Redlands First Ice Rink

The countdown has begun… just check the official Redlands on Ice website ….you’ll see a running countdown clock that ticks away the time until we can all ice skate in Redlands.9  Redlands on Ice LOGO

On Friday, December 26th, thanks to presenting sponsor The Rochford Foundation and the City of Redlands, the rink will be open at 12 PM ready for the adventurous athletes that will don the blades for the first time ever or strap them on after a sabbatical from snow and ice elsewhere and years gone by.

The rink is a synthetic product that fits together in sheets not unlike a puzzle fitting together. Topped with e-Z Glide it’s as slick as frozen ice without the need for subfreezing equipment; that means regardless of the southern California temperatures it’s blades on!

The rink will be operational for one week, December 26th through January 1, ten hours a day, noon to 10 P

You can make reservations for your skating adventure now by logging on to  and book your skate time.

“We have been talking about bringing a rink to Redlands for some time.” said Past Chamber President, Daney Bachiu, Redlands Blueprint and Commercial Printing, “This is our pilot program.  We are testing the enthusiasm and support of having a rink in Redlands during the holidays. If it is well received we hope to increase the amount of time we can present a rink in the future, perhaps the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.”

Bachiu noted that the Chamber is encouraging visitors and spectators to the rink to take advantage of the shops and restaurants before and after their fun on ice. They have created a Holiday Shopping Guide that will include ads and coupons from local businesses. The books will be distributed to all the rink visitors.

For more information about Redlands on Ice log onto or call the Chamber office at 793-2546.