Baby, it’s cold inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum this week, where kids are out of of school and skating with Santa.
Skating is open every evening except Christmas through the holidays, along with additional skates at 3:30 p.m. most days.
The schedule through New Year’s Eve:
▪ Dec. 21 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
▪ Dec. 22 at 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
▪ Dec. 23 at 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
▪ Dec. 24 at 3:30 and 6 p.m.
▪ Dec. 26-31 at 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Skating is a big draw at the Coliseum.
The Disney on Ice show set a box office record of $365,980 in its run Dec. 1-4 at the Coliseum.
Matt McDonnell, executive director of the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, said the Disney show surpassed last year’s revenue of $331,000 and was the second year the show had a healthy increase.
Ice skating in November generated $28,329 in gross revenue, up from last year’s $23,352.
“We did end up ordering 30 additional pairs of skates to supplement the sizes that we run out of the fastest,” McDonnell said.
Skating will run through Jan. 8 at the Coliseum.