Outdoor Ice Rink Returns to Fountains at Gateway for Holiday Season


The third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro for nine weeks, from November 22, 2019 through, January 20, 2020, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

Winterfest creates a magical experience for all ages with festive holiday lights, decorations and music on the central plaza. The festival offers ice skating in addition to concerts, school spirit skate nights and pictures with Santa.

“We were thrilled that more than 15,000 skaters and spectators from across Middle Tennessee joined us at last year’s Winterfest,” said Graby. “This year, we are planning for more visitors, families and groups to enjoy the rink.”

Children and adults of all ages are welcome to participate as skaters or spectators. Admission is $15 for teens and adults, and $12 for kids four to 12 years old. Ticket prices include tax and complimentary skates, although skaters may bring their own skates if desired. Kids three years old and under skate free, and spectators may view the fun from outside the rink at no charge.

Above-average temperatures are not a concern for the outdoor rink. “Winterfest will be open even if the weather is warm,” said Graby.

The outdoor ice rink is also available for private rental to host church and youth events, holiday parties and corporate events. Rink rental may be combined with rental of The View at Fountains conference center and event venue to provide an exclusive group activity for a holiday event.

This year, Winterfest sponsorships are available to businesses and organizations that want to display their brand on the rink. Initial sponsors include Franklin Synergy Bank, VIP Murfreesboro, Once Upon a Child, Urgent Team, CB&S Bank, Rutherford County Chamber, Awnings Plus and 94FM The Fish.

Winterfest will be open daily except on Thanksgiving and Christmas and during private rental events. View times and a schedule of holiday events at www.fountainswinterfest.com.

About Fountains at Gateway events, shops and services

Winterfest is a program of Fountains at Gateway, a Class A mixed-use development that serves three distinctive purposes – as a corporate office campus, upscale dining and retail district, and community event and entertainment venue. The View at Fountains is the latest installment of that vision with a 5,800 square-foot conference and event venue located on the top floor of One Fountain Plaza.

Eateries at Fountains at Gateway include The Soda Bar, Just Love Coffee, Burger Republic, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Steakhouse Five and Edible Arrangements.

Shops and services include Homegrown Marketplace, e.Allen, Board & Brush, Kneucraft Jewelry & Design, The Social Chair, Anytime Fitness, and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s Medling Plastic Surgery, Kattine Dermatology & Aesthetics Departments and the Boutique.

More information can be found at www.FountainsAtGateway.com and www.TheViewAtFountains.com.