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Paradise Skate Rink to Open Friday

It's a one-of-a-kind recreational hub this season in Butte County.

Posted: Nov 8, 2018 4:12 AM

Paradise,Calif.-- The number one recreational activity in Butte County this season is ice skating, and there's just one place to do it: the Paradise Ice Rink.

Each year thousands of people visit the Town of Paradise to take part in the fun.

People from across the North State will come visit the rink, spending money and time in Paradise.

And that's also good news for the town, as Paradise voters overwhelmingly backed a sales tax extension Tuesday that extended the town's half-cent sales tax from Measure C for another ten years to 2031.

So, more outside money will go toward public safety and roads.

It's expected to raise $1.4 million a year, and more outside recreation could bump that number up.

Hayley Watts spent the morning with Gayle Jaarsma, Event and Marketing Coordinator for the Paradise Recreation and Park District.

Jaarsma says the rink is not a sure thing, though; it's solely funded by community support and advertising.

Every year there is the possibility of it not re-opening.

It costs $85,000 to open the rink each year and that's just the materials, not just the set up.

The first year there was $60,000 in sponsors but since then the average is $15,000 a year.

Skate lessons are offered with regular admission during each Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Friday there are teen nights specials from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, with a $5 admission fee with school ID.

Coffee Club special times for adult skaters-18 years of age and older are offered with regular admission every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

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