Plans underway to make Wacker Park a Winter Wonderland

Plans are underway to bring an ice skating rink to Wacker Park in Pauls Valley for the public to enjoy during the months of November, December and January this year.
The City of Pauls Valley is considering options for the rink, which will invite a series of winter festivities and activities for all ages.
“To make this idea work, the ice skating rink needs to be a community-wide effort,” said Becky Ledbetter, one of the organizers for the attraction.
“The City of Pauls Valley is seeking sponsorships as well as event partners to host a variety of winter and holiday activities in Wacker Park,” Ledbetter said.
The ice skating rink will open on November 23rd and run throughout the holiday season into January 2nd for a total operation time of 40 days.
The ice skating rink would not only host public hours for ice skating; but would host a variety of activities and events including skating games; figure skating appearance; Oklahoma City Curling Club classes; Ice Princess appearance; winter birthday parties; food trucks; milk and cookies with Santa; movie in the park; many more holiday events and concerts. It’s an opportunity to drive tourism up during the winter months as well as keep local dollars in-town.
“Wacker Park is an ideal location to host the ice rink because this is where we will have our Parade of Lights this year and with the help of sponsorships we will have a beautiful light display,” she said.
The idea is to have the ice rink and the band shell an area for free concerts and events in the community.
Sponsorship support is essential to make this ice rink a reality, Ledbetter added.
“The goal is to generate enough funding to underwrite the price tag for the ice rink. We have a lot of creative sponsorship ideas and we welcome both the support and input from local community groups and business who want to help make this idea a reality.”
Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $5,000. Below is a list of packages.
Platinum Package $5,000
•Company Logo on T-Shirt
•Name and logo on press releases, Radio, TV, COPV Facebook, COPV website, flyers and additional advertisements
•Promotion of your company on a “96X31” dasher board space
•20 ice rink tickets
Gold Package $1,000
•Promotion of your company on a “96X31” dasher board space
•Name and logo on City of Pauls Valley facebook and website
•10 ice rink tickets
Silver Package $500.00
•Promotion of your company on ½ of a “96X31” dasher board space
•5 ice rink tickets
Bronze Package $250.00
•Promotion of your company on ¼ of a “96X31” dasher board space