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A Community Event on Ice, FIRST FROST, on Dec 18, 2021

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink opened in November for the 2021-2022 Season and will
Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink
Photo by Lanessa Pierce of What to do in Southern Oregon
remain open through February 2022. The outdoor rink, an operation of Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC), is located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, around the corner from the Plaza, and at the corner of Nutley Street and Winburn Way.

The annual FIRST FROST, a community event on ice, is scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 4 to 9 p.m. This celebratory evening culminates the spirit of the outdoor rink and the holidays! Wondering what you and yours can expect?  
  • Discounted family skate, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ashland City Band live performances, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
  • SOFSC (Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club) performances, starting at approximately 5:45 p.m.
  • Public skating resumes with holiday music performed by the Ashland High School band members, from approximately 6:15 – 9 p.m.
Bring the whole family! Hot drinks and snacks will be provided by the local Lions Club! For more information on prices, schedules, lessons, programming and all we have to offer you, visit or call the ice rink directly at 541.552.2258. You may also call the APRC office at 541.488.5340. 

We hope you can experience one of the most magical places in Ashland… that little outdoor rink in beautiful Lithia Park, where the air is fresh, the white lights are twinkling and the music blends with the sounds of nature and blades on the ice… “Let’s skate!”
To add to the holiday spirit, The Ashland Chamber has launched the Love Ashland Local: A Text Campaign! This campaign is a fun and spirited way to support local businesses and win Chamber gift certificates! Text the Chamber at 541.482.3486, with your proof of purchase when you have supported a local business either in person, on the Chamber website at or the local business’ website. Each purchase results in an entry. Each Monday through Christmas, someone will win Ashland Chamber gift certificate!
The Elves have arrived! Santa's elves have been hiding out in Ashland and they need YOUR help to get back in time to get ready for Christmas! Follow the clues found at to find all eight magical elves hidden around Ashland at eight different locations and fill out your card.  Once your card is full, turn it back into the Ashland Chamber (drop into mail slot if office is closed or email to to win a prize. You will be entered into a drawing for one super fun grand prize.
And lastly, the downtown SoundWalk is brought to you by Rogue World Music, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and APRC. Walk, Look, Listen! The SoundWalk will be available through January 3, 2022. Complete info at

Enjoy the holidays in Ashland and eat local, shop local and recreate local. Many thanks to our partners, Ashland Chamber of Commerce and Rogue World Music.

Follow us on social media… Facebook & Instagram @AshlandParksandRec #AshlandIceRink #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #LithiaPark #AshlandRotaryCentennialIceRink #AshlandWhatToDo #FunItsInOurNature

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