Newton, NC – Catawba Farms announces the latest addition to its Newton, NC facility: an ice skating rink. The Rink at Catawba Farms lets Catawba Farms offer yet another regional attraction to complement the expanding array of activities on its 34 acre property. The Rink features 3200 square feet of skating surface with all the fun of skating without the environment impacts of conventional ice rinks. The unique “eco-ice” surface, made by Glice, a Swiss company, allows for all-temperature, year-round skating.

According to Michael Waltuch, one of the Catawba Farms owners, “The Rink is actually made of a gliding surface material which looks like ice, feels like ice, but is not ice. It’s

100 percent ecological and doesn’t need electricity. The eco-ice has shock-absorbing properties that decrease the risk of injuries and skaters do not get wet if they fall. The

Rink elevates Catawba Farms to be more than just a great place to enjoy great local beverages and delicious food at the The Winery & Brewery. People of all ages can skate, learn to skate and participate in all types of ice-based recreation, including even a new curling league that is already forming.”

A fabric-covered structure is planned for early 2021 to provide protection from the elements. This structure will also include non-slip flooring and covered space for other events, including Yoga classes, private parties, and concerts.

A ribbon cutting will be held on Friday January 15th at 3:00 pm. The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of The Rink at Catawba Farms on Saturday, January 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm with complimentary hot chocolate for skaters. Ticket prices include skate rental and are $10 for children and $15 for adults for an Open Skating session.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, The Rink will have limited capacity. Skaters must wear masks and follow State guidelines for social distancing.

For ease of access to The Rink, you can enter Catawba Farms using the lower entrance at 400 Technibilt Drive.

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