March 22, 2017 (Rancho Mirage, CA)– The Renova Rink @ The River, the Palm Springs area’s outdoor ice skating rink at The River in Rancho Mirage will return for a second season this fall, center officials announced today.
“We’re just thrilled that ice skating in the desert at The Renova Rink @ The River was the highlight of this past holiday season for so many area residents and visitors that we’re excited to bring it back later this year,” said Ungar Kung, principal at CL Asset Management, owners’ representative of The River. “We set out to make this an attraction for everyone- families and friends, the young and young at heart, locals and visitors- and it exceeded our expectations. And we are very thankful that Renova Solar is returning as the title sponsor.”
The Renova Rink @The River’s opening date and operating hours have yet to be confirmed, but the rink should be open to the public in early November. Admission for skating sessions will remain at $15 per person, including skate rental, and new prices will be offered to groups and schools at $12 per person, and $10 per person for local charities and non-profit agencies.
The highlight of the past season at The Renova Rink was The River’s Holiday Spectacular on Ice featuring 81-year old ice skating legend Richard Dwyer, also known as Mr. Debonair and one of the sport’s most popular ice skating stars in figure skating history having skated in both Ice Follies and Ice Capades. Dwyer was joined by Los Angeles Figure Skating Club champions and medalists on the ice for the hour-long show for hundreds of fans.
Envisioned by CV 104.3’s Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who also booked the 2017 Music Showcase, a spring music series for The River, The Renova Rink @ the River and the Holiday Spectacular were the very first seasonal events planned for the mid-valley shopping center on this scale. “This was a tremendous opportunity to reach all communities of the Coachella Valley with this centrally-located, mid-valley ice rink,” said Fitzgerald.
“The Renova Rink was the first large-scale attraction and seasonal event held at The River”, said Tammy Perezchica-Pshebylo, director of marketing and programming at The River. “The enthusiasm and turn out for the The Renova Rink demonstrates that this central Valley location is perfect for events and activities. We’re excited to be bringing it back for the community and for our valued tenants.”
Information and reservations for groups, schools, and non-profits can be made now by calling 760-250-4719, and general rink information will be posted soon on The River’s website thereiveratranchomirage.com.
The River at Rancho Mirage is just minutes away from most desert communities, resorts and hotels. This premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination offers an extraordinary line-up of restaurants like Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Fleming’s Steak House, The Fox & Fiddle, P.F. Chang’s, Starbucks, Yard House and more, with Acqua California Bistro coming soon; beautiful boutiques and The Century Theatres at The River.
The River at Rancho Mirage
The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect combination of luxury and recreation all within a short distance of Rancho Mirage’s world-class resorts and golf courses at the corner of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive. TheRiverAtRanchoMirage.com. 760-341-2711