I will be in Miami for the Orange Bowl, but wanted to pass along this press release from 3CDC . . .
2009 KROGER NEW YEAR’S EVE BLAST ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE
Free ice skating, Free music, Free fireworks
And this year, an "Ice Bar"
Cincinnati’s Fountain Square is the place to be for people of all ages to welcome in 2009! The second annual New Year’s Eve Blast on Fountain Square begins at 8 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m.
Kroger is the title sponsor for the 2009 Fountain Square New Year’s Eve Blast. Festivities begin at 8pm with free ice skating, courtesy of Strauss & Troy, LLP. Bundle up the kids and bring them down to the Square to enjoy free skating as well as sweet treats from Taste of Belgium, Donna’s Gourmet Cookies and Mama Made It Kettle Corn. Coffee Emporium will serve hot drinks.
For the over 21 crowd, enjoy for the first time ever this year, an Ice Bar, sponsored by Christian Moerlein and built by Arctic Diamond, set up on a corner of the rink. At 8pm, DJ Pillo will take the stage to get the crowd fired up and the non-skaters dancing.
As midnight nears, be sure to keep your eyes on the LED Board for a countdown to midnight, followed by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks that will light up the sky as we say goodbye to 2008 and welcome 2009!
Special thanks to our title sponsor Kroger and presenting sponsors Strauss & Troy and Christian Moerlein as well as U.S. Bank, sponsor of the 2008-2009 Fountain Square Ice Rink. For daily skating rink hours, visit www.myfountainsquare.com. The rink is open Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 2pm to 10pm.
New Year’s Eve parking is available in the Fountain Square Garage for $4. The 2009 Kroger New Year’s Eve Fountain Square Blast is produced by Fountain Square Management Group, a subsidiary of 3CDC.