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Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Announces Temporary Home for 2016-2017 Season

by Althea Achem | Sep 13, 2016

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card and Mileage Plan celebrates 20th season

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA), in partnership with the City of Bellevue, today announced Downtown’s Ashwood Park as the temporary home for the 2016-2017 Magic Season Ice Arena. 

Bellevue Downtown Park has served as the home of the ice arena for the past 19 years. Due to construction of the “Complete the Circle” project and Inspiration Playground, the south and south west quadrants of Downtown Park will not be accessible until summer 2017. 

“We see Ashwood Park as a perfect temporary home and thank the city for providing the venue to us,” said Patrick Bannon, BDA President. “The open green space next to the Bellevue Library is easily accessed by foot or transit and has several public parking options nearby. The temporary location insures that ice arena patrons remain close to all of the wonderful Magic Season events taking place in Downtown Bellevue.” 

The Bellevue Library will provide ice arena patrons complimentary access to their parking structure during public hours of the rink. 

The BDA and the city received feedback from Ashwood Park area residents at a community meeting in August and received unanimous support regarding the region’s largest covered, open-air ice rink visited by more than 30,000 skaters over the holidays.

“We are proud to be celebrating our 20th season and are honored to have holiday ice skaters come back year-after-year,” Bannon said. “We look forward to continuing to make memories and plan to return to Bellevue Downtown Park next year.” 

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card and Mileage Plan 
Nov. 25, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017 

The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena celebrates its 20th year presenting the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience. The festive venue offers shelter for all-weather skating and concessions. For more information ​click HERE.

  • Temporary Home for 2016-2017 Season - Ashwood park, 10820 NE 10th Street, Downtown Bellevue
  • Celebrating 20th Season
  • $12 admission (includes skate rental), 8-year-olds and under $9 (includes skate rental)
  • Special events including free lessons, discount days, stroller skating and family skate days
The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card and Mileage Plan is a special event of the Bellevue Magic Season and is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association. The BDA is a non-profit membership organization charged with leading the evolution of Downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside. 

Bellevue Magic Season is the Eastside’s leading collection of holiday events featuring seven festive weeks of brilliant lights, glistening ice and spectacular performances in Downtown Bellevue. The community celebration is a partnership between the Bellevue Downtown Association, City of Bellevue, The Bellevue Collection and The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, along with many other supporting community organizations and downtown businesses.

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