Murphy Arts District has announced that MAD on Ice will return for a fourth year beginning November 19th, 2022, and run through January 2nd, 2023. Visitors will once again be able to skate on real ice atop the outdoor amphitheater stage this holiday season. MAD on Ice is presented by Murphy USA with additional funding from the El Dorado A&P Commission.
“We are thrilled to kick off another season of MAD on Ice. I encourage those that have previously attended MAD on Ice to share your experience with your out-of-town family and friends. We’d love to see some new faces this holiday season as well as our locals. Downtown El Dorado is the perfect backdrop for holiday shopping, dining, and lodging. MAD on Ice is basically the ICING on the cake as far as a complete holiday experience in South Arkansas,” noted Joanna Benson, MAD Marketing Coordinator.
Tickets cost $14 per person, tax included, for unlimited skating per day. Skate rentals cost $3, tax included, per person and are available in children’s size 8 to men’s size 15. Platinum & Gold MAD members can enjoy free skate rental all season long by presenting their member card.
There are two types of skating aids or ‘helpers’ – Bobby the Seal and Tommy the Reindeer, which will help both adults and children enjoy the ice. Each are available for rent at $5, tax included, for a 90-minute cycle (as defined by the period in between ice cleaning with the re-surfacer). Helmets will be available for free on a first come, first served basis. A skating waiver form must be filled out for each person skating or watching from the stage. Waivers can be filled out in advance online or in person.
Season passes will be available providing unlimited skating time plus skate rental. The cost is $85, tax included, for an individual or $145, tax included, for two people. There will also be a pay-as-you-go skating punch card, offering “skate nine times and the tenth is free.”
The ice rink will be available for a limited amount of special event private rentals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-444-3007 for “Rent the Rink” options.