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Looks like Ben Wyatt’s failed Ice Town is being revived in Columbus

Looks like Ben Wyatt’s failed Ice Town is being revived in Columbus

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Columbus is preparing to turn into a winter wonderland for January’s NHL All-Star Celebration. Plans were unveiled today for the All-Star Winter Park and community attractions that will be setup around McFerson Commons. The park, which will be across from Nationwide Arena, features an NHL-sized outdoor ice rink and a three-lane snow slide down Nationwide Blvd.

The public ice rink will have skating, hockey, private events and other special programming, along with bleacher seating for 500 people, a skate rental tent and heated locker rooms.The rink will be open from Jan. 16 to Jan. 25 with $5 admission that includes skate rental.

Perhaps the most boggling of the attractions is the Snow Slide that will go up along the westbound lanes of Nationwide Blvd. (between Marconi Blvd. and West St). It is 34-feet tall at its peak, spans 85-feet with an addition 175-feet of along Nationwide Blvd and has three lanes of varying heights. The Snow Slide will be open from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thurs. – Sun. and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fri. – Sat. It will cost just $2 a ride.

While I may not be brave enough to attempt the Snow Slide, I will be practicing my triple salco for a dramatic ice skating performance to a Britney Spears medley.


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