WINTERBLAST  AT LOCK 3 IS NORTH EAST OHIO’S MOST POPULAR FAMILY FRIENDLY DESTINATION FOR WINTER FUN!

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

Akron, OH ­ For the 16th consecutive winter, the City of Akron will provide residents and visitors a season of outdoor fun and activities for adults and children starting Friday, November 29th.  Northeast Ohio’s most popular spot to ice skate and celebrate the holiday season will feature family-friendly events and attractions all winter.  This year’s new addition, Ice Bikes, will offer even more fun this season, with an opportunity for those non-skaters to experience the ice! Returning is the Huntington Ice Rink, Ohio’s largest outdoor seasonal Ice Skating Rink, which is 12 feet longer than it used to be, Great Lakes Construction Ice Bumper Cars, the Downtown Akron Partnership Tree Lighting Celebration, the Bridgestone Welcome Santa Parade, First Tee Polar Putt-Putt (Indoors), the Signet Polar Cub Rink (Indoors), and Akron Community Foundation sponsored Breakfast with Santa. New this year is Candy Cane Lane with 8 magical windows to delight both young and old thanks to support from Cardinal and Signet. For a complete list of attractions, calendar and hours of operation visit www.lock3live.com.

For group sales, party packages, private rentals and fundraising opportunities at Lock 3 call 330.375.2877 or e-mail inquiries to lock3@akronohio.gov.

Lock 3 Events:

FEATURED EVENTS

OPENING CELEBRATION:  Nov. 29th | Festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Tree lighting at 7:30.  Join us for free hot chocolate and cookie decorating, lighting of the City of Akron’s official tree, fireworks, make-n-take crafts, COSI – Center of Science and Industry with cool science spots, write a letter to Santa, and visit with Rudolph and friends, and more! Opening day hours 11 am-11 pm.

CANDY CANE LANE: Nov. 29th – Jan. 1st| 8 magical cottage windows will delight young and old.

WELCOME SANTA PARADE: Nov. 30th | 10 am – On Bowery from Exchange to Main St. Welcome Santa to Town! (Visit lock3live.com for route)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Sat. Dec. 14th and 21st | 9:30 am –11:30 am. AND Sun. Dec. 8th, 15th, 22nd | 9:30 am –11:30 am.

Event includes breakfast, entrance to the Akron Children's Museum, ice skating, skate rental, Polar Putt-Putt

and photo opportunities with Santa and costumed characters. $15 CHILDREN | $10 ADULT - Visit Eventbrite.com for

tickets.

A VERY GRINCHY NIGHT: Dec. 14th | 5 pm – 9pm.  . Menu includes Roast Beast, Who Pudding and More. The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be there for photos. Children $10 (12 and under), Adults $15. Price includes Dinner, Photos, Putt-Putt and Skating Coupon. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Movie, starring Jim Carrey – Free Admission – Movie starts at 7:30 pm. Visit Eventbrite.com for tickets.

5TH ANNUAL COTTAGE CRAWL:  Jan. 12th | 1 pm – 6 pm. Fire Pits, Food and All Akron Beer.

NINJA PIZZA PARTY: Jan. 18th | 5 pm – 8pm. Pizza, Drink, Ice Skating, Putt-Putt and Ninja Training! 

TOY TIME WEEKEND: Sat. Jan. 25th AND Sun. Jan. 26th | 9:30 am – 11:30 pm[MS1] . Event includes breakfast, entrance to the Akron Children's Museum, ice skating, skate rental, Polar Putt-Putt and photo opportunities with costumed characters. $15 CHILDREN and $10 ADULT.  Visit Eventbrite.com for tickets.

PJ HEROES EVENT: Sat. Feb. 8th | 9:30 am – 11:30 pm[MS2] . Event includes breakfast, entrance to the Akron Children's Museum, ice skating, skate rental, Polar Putt-Putt, and photo opportunities with costumed characters. $15 CHILDREN | $10 ADULT.  Visit Eventbrite.com for tickets.

THE MOUSE AND FRIENDS: Sun. Feb. 9th | 9:30 am – 11:30 pm[MS3] . Event includes breakfast, entrance to the Akron Children's Museum, ice skating, skate rental, Polar Putt-Putt, and photo opportunities with costumed characters. $15 CHILDREN | $10 ADULT.  Visit Eventbrite.com for tickets.

ALSO THIS YEAR

AKRON ZIP CARD NIGHT: University of Akron students and faculty receive free skating & hot chocolate with their zip card on Thursdays from 6-11 pm.

FUNDRAISER NIGHT: Print out the flyer from our web-site and share with your organization.  Bring to Lock 3 any Wednesday night and your organization will receive $1 for every paid skate rental.    


Coca Cola
GS Stephens
Akron Community Foundation
Huntington Bank
HM Miller construction
Bridgestone
Akron General
Akron Civic Theatre
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Tramonte
Thirsty Dog
Cardinal Group
PEG
Signet Jewelers
Downtown Akron Partnership
The Great Lakes Construction Co.
University of Akron
Akron / Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau