Public Invited to Cool Off at Open-Air Ice Skating Rink, Nov. 27-Jan. 10
HONOLULU (October 28, 2015) – Ward Village®, a master planned neighborhood being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), today announced plans to offer an outdoor community ice skating rink in Hawai'i this winter. The Ward Village Ice Rink will offer a special open-air skating experience for a limited time only from Nov. 27 to Jan. 10 at the Ward Village Information Center Courtyard (former IBM Building).
"Just in time for the holidays, the Ward Village Ice Rink will introduce a brand new, exciting opportunity to experience our growing community at Ward Village," said Race Randle, Vice President of Development, Ward Village. "We are thrilled to add outdoor ice skating to our line-up of community activities and events and look forward to welcoming the public to shop, dine, play, live and even skate at Ward Village."
The Ward Village Ice Rink will be open daily, with tickets (including skate rentals) available at the rink at $15 per person for a one-and-a-half hour skate time. Kopé Coffee Co. will offer hand-crafted beverages and refreshments, including hot cocoa, espresso drinks and more. Rink hours, a calendar of events and additional information are available at www.wardvillageshops.com/icerink.
The Howard Hughes Corporation hosts similar open-air ice rinks at some of its properties on the mainland. The Hawai'i location will be the company's first rink to be operated in tropical weather, offering skaters a chance to enjoy skating on real ice just steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Ice rink guests will also have an opportunity to visit the new Ward Village Welcome Center to learn more about the developments underway in Ward Village.
Ice Rink Events, who specializes in constructing temporary ice rinks in venues around the world, will construct and manage the 4,200-square-foot Ward Village Ice Rink.
The Ward Village Ice Rink joins a complete roster of holiday events and activities offered at Ward Village this winter, including:
- Santa's Beach House, Nov. 21-Dec. 24 (hours vary): Stop by Santa's Beach House at the Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office Level (near Ward 16 Theatres) throughout the holiday season for photos with Santa and a chance to share your wish list. Santa photo packages will be available starting at $22.
- Santa Paws, Nov. 21-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Bring your pet to O'ahu's only pet-friendly shopping and dining center for photos with Santa at Santa's Beach House, held in partnership with the Hawaiian Humane Society. A donation sitting fee of $30 includes access to digital photos. All proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours, Dec. 6-30: Experience the ultimate holiday outing by taking a swing through the state's most anticipated light display with Ward Village's Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tour. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Hawai'i Foodbank. Tickets ￼￼￼￼ available online at www.wardvillageshops.com/events starting Nov. 16 at $6.50/person, children three and under ride free. "Frozen Sing-Along Edition" on Ice, presented by Keiki Courtyard Cinema, Dec. 18, two screenings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Kids of all ages will be able to watch, sing and ice skate along to Disney® fan favorite, " For more information, visitwww.wardvillageshops.com/keikicinema . A maximum of 120 skaters per screening will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets can only be purchased in- person at the Ward Winter Village, no ticket pre-purchases are available. Ward Village Holiday Concert Series, Saturdays throughout Dec., 7-8 p.m.: Ward Village presents its annual Holiday Concert Series with free live entertainment every Saturday in December from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre. IBM Building Holiday Light Show, evenings throughout Dec.: Enjoy a holiday-themed light show on the iconic façade of the IBM Building, home to the Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery, throughout the holiday season. Senior Giving Trees, Nov. 21-Dec. 14: Shoppers can get in the spirit of giving with Senior Giving Trees to benefit Catholic Charities Hawai'i's seniors, located at Ward Entertainment Center near Santa's Beach House.
Festival of Giving, Nov. 6-8: Attendees will enjoy a handful of perks at Festival of Giving, including free gifts-with-purchase, money-saving promotions and more while raising funds for local community groups and organizations. With the purchase of a $10 Festival of Giving Passport, 100 percent of proceeds will directly benefit participating charity groups. Passports can be purchased ahead of time from participating groups or on-property during the event at participating merchants at Ward Warehouse and Ward Centre. All You Can Tote Bag Promotion, Nov. 27-28: Starting Nov. 9, shoppers who spend a minimum of $10 at participating Ward Village merchants will receive a special reusable shopping tote, which will grant them access to exclusive deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Tote bags will be redeemable with proof of purchase at participating merchants. For more information, visitwww.wardvillageshops.com/events . Holiday ReWard, Nov. 27-Dec. 13: Ward Village shoppers will receive a FREE $10 Holiday ReWard for every $100 in qualified Ward Village shopping and/or dining receipts while supplies last. Receipts may be redeemed on weekends throughout Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 at Downtown GifThings at Ward Centre and Tiare Teiti at Ward Warehouse. For more information, visitwww.wardvillageshops.com/events . Parking and Holiday Hours: Convenient parking and extended holiday hours at Ward Village take care of the hassles of holiday shopping. With over 4,000 parking stalls throughout the property, parking is ample, free, and within easy walking distance of merchants center-wide. Ward Village includes valet and standard parking options, including the seven-floor parking structure featuring over 700 stalls at the Ward Village Shops.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kakaʻako district. Ward Village includes two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – that are now under construction and will transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
This growing community will include three additional developments: Ae'o at 1001 Queen Street, Gateway Towers and Ke Kilohana at 988 Halekauwila Street. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street is a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower anchored by a flagship Whole Foods Market. The extraordinary first building of Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard will bring the architecture of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. Ke Kilohana will bring housing targeted for local residents and a 23,000 square foot Long's Drugs to the neighborhood.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the HCDA in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development and will include over 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space.
Ward Village is Hawaiʻi's only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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