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(New Orleans, La.) - Once again it's time to glide into the holiday season with a day of "ice'' skating at Audubon Zoo on Sunday, November 23.

For the second year in a row, a skating rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Capital One Stage beneath the majestic oaks at Audubon Zoo. Skating and skate use is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership.

The rink of synthetic ice made from a high-tech plastic, which measures 40 feet by 28 feet, has a capacity of about 35 people. Skaters will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait time for skaters will be determined by the number of people in line at any given moment.

The "ice'' is made from an eco-friendly, recyclable acrylic material that enables a skate blade to glide as smoothly as if it were on real ice.

To add to the festivities, a DJ will be on hand spinning holiday tunes and a sleigh will be available for photos from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tinker Fairy and the Queen's Snowman also will be on hand for meet and greets.

All skaters will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to stepping onto the rink. Guardians must sign for minors (anyone under 18 years of age).

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. Regular admission to Audubon Zoo is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge.



Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.