Tulsa's Winterfest Outdoor Ice Rink Re-Opens

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 1:53 pm
By: News On 6

With the prospect of colder weather on the way, Tulsa's Winterfest at the BOK Center is in the process of re-opening.

Warm weather which has hung around since the end of November caused the outdoor ice skating rink to close.

12/4/2012 Related Story: Warm Weather Puts Damper On Tulsa's Winterfest

Officials say in order to keep the ice frozen, the ideal outdoor temperature had to be 55 or lower.

Crews are now working to get the ice to its original state when the ice skating rink opened three weeks ago.

"As with any outdoor event, weather can change the course of activities very quickly, especially in Oklahoma. Fortunately, Winterfest was scheduled to be open 45 days this season, so there are still plenty of opportunities for everyone to come downtown and skate beneath the skyline," said Jeff Nickler, Assistant General Manager of the BOK Center.

Winterfest celebrates its 5th anniversary this weekend.

It runs through January 6, 2013 and along with the outdoor ice skating rink, the venue at the BOK Center features horse and carriage rides, a 44-foot Christmas Tree and free entertainment on the ONEOK outdoor stage.