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Rink rules released
McMinnville on Ice opens today and runs through Sunday, Feb. 5.

The ice skating rink is finally open and ready for the public, but McMinnville Parks and Recreation and McMinnville Tourism Development want to remind participants there will be rules and regulations. 

McMinnville on Ice will be open Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 5. The rink is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. This Saturday, Dec. 3 the rink will be opening at 4 p.m. due to the Christmas Parade.

The cost to skate is $5 for a 45-minute session and it is on a first-come first-serve basis. All skaters must also fill out a waiver before skating. 

Skaters are encouraged to arrive 15 or more minutes early in order to fill out the waiver and wait for skates. Waivers can be printed and filled out ahead of time and can be located at or filled out at the rink. Waivers must be filled out each skating session. 

All skaters under 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. No regular ice skates will be allowed on the rink because this ice rink is synthetic ice. The provided skates are made for this particular rink and regular skates will destroy the synthetic ice. 

Food, drinks or gum are not allowed on the rink or rink surface. Skaters are not allowed to carry children or secondary items such as cameras, handbags, strollers, etc., while skating. Skaters must also keep moving. Sitting, lying or resting on the rink are not allowed. 

Also prohibited are: Abusive language, abusive behavior, roughness, excessive speeding, skating against the flow or weaving through other skaters. Horseplay on the rink is not allowed. Horseplay includes tag, chain skating, racing and intentionally sliding. 

Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed. Skate aids will be provided only for beginner skaters and those with a need. Skaters are not allowed to walk with skates on areas not covered by rubber matting.