Palm Springs-area’s first outdoor ice rink along Highway 111 will bring seasonal cheer to everyone; Holiday Spectacular on ice and tree lighting on November 29

October 19, 2016 (Rancho Mirage, CA)– Excitement is building for the start of the holiday season with the Palm Springs area’s unexpected and new activity for everyone- outdoor ice skating at The River at Rancho Mirage.

The Renova Rink @ The River promises to bring the excitement and fun of New York City’s Rockefeller Center and San Francisco’s Union Square with daytime and evening skating throughout the busy holiday shopping season along Highway 111 and over The River’s prominent water feature on the west side of the shopping center.

The Renova Rink @ the River debuts on November 22nd, and will be open through January 8, 2017, with a grand Holiday Spectacular and tree lighting on November 29th. Ice skating will be available
daily under the desert’s bright skies and every evening under the stars with local entertainment, including bands and DJ’s, scheduled to provide holiday music to accompany most skating sessions. The Holiday Spectacular and tree lighting at The River will include an ice-skating Santa, seasonal entertainment and special surprise guests.

“We’re thrilled to offer an activity for everyone to enjoy during this special time of year,” said Ungar Kung, principal at CL Asset Management, owners’ representative of The River. “Ice skating at The River is for all- families and friends, the young and young at heart, local and visitors- and this will be the place for some of the best entertainment, people watching, shopping and dining in the Coachella Valley over the holidays.”

Envisioned by CV 104.3’s Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who is also producing a fall music series for The River, The Renova Rink @ the River and the Holiday Spectacular are the very first seasonal events planned for the mid-valley shopping center on this scale. “This is a tremendous opportunity to reach all communities of the Coachella Valley with this centrally-located, mid-valley ice rink,” says Fitzgerald. The Renova Rink @ The River is presented by the FIRST ALERT WEATHER TEAM of CBS Local 2 NEWS and KESQ NEWS CHANNEL 3 and sponsored by CV 104.3 FM, Desert Lexus, Hero, and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

The River at Rancho Mirage is just minutes away from most desert communities, resorts and hotels. This premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination offers an extraordinary line-up of
restaurants like Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse, Baja Fresh, The Cheesecake Factory, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Fleming’s Steak House, Gioia Italian Bistro, P.F. Chang’s, Starbucks, Yard House and more, with Acqua California Bistro and The Fox and Fiddle coming soon; beautiful boutiques and The Century Theatres at The River.
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Holidays 2016 at The River at Rancho Mirage

The 2016 holiday season at The River at Rancho Mirage promises to the best one ever, where everyone will gather to create a lifetime of memories at the very first outdoor ice skating rink on Highway 111. The Renova Rink @ The River brings the seasonal excitement and energy of New York’s Rockefeller Center and San Francisco’s Union Square to Rancho Mirage with ice skating under the desert’s bright warm sun and twinkling star-lit nighttime sky from November 11 through January 8, 2017. Perfect for the young and young at heart, locals and visitors, The Renova Rink @ The River will be the most popular destination in the Coachella Valley for creating holiday traditions or just people watching. Live entertainment at The Renova Rink @ The River will include local bands and DJ’s to set the tone. Join us for our Holiday Tree Lighting event with Santa and special guests on November 29th, then stay and enjoy ice skating, shopping and dining at our extraordinary lineup of boutiques and award-winning restaurants, or enjoy a movie in the new Luxury Loungers at The Century Theatres at The River. The River offers guests the perfect combination of luxury and recreation -including ice skating- all within a short distance of Rancho Mirage’s world-class resorts and golf courses at the corner of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive. TheRiver@RanchoMirage.com. 760-341-2711

The River at Rancho Mirage

The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect combination of luxury and recreation all within a short distance of Rancho Mirage’s world-class resorts and golf courses at the corner of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive. TheRiver@RanchoMirage.com. 760-341-2711