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Waterfront skating rink in Newport RI


Again, another thing to do in Newport RI . . . I can not help myself, I'm excited. I drove past the harbor front last night and marveled at this exceptional outdoor, waterfront, skating rink. The rink is surrounded by colonial charm and ocean view, minus the over crowdedness of say, a Rockefeller center rink. This location offers plenty to do after your spin on the ice. Within walking distance from the rink are vast arrays of fantastic shops and restaurants. The Rink offers rotating nightly specials, as well as charity benefits and seasonal celebrations.

It's all here, free parking, on-site concessions, regular admission discounts and instructors led by trained professional instructors. There's a six-week program beginning in January that sharpens the skills of children and adults alike, at both beginner and intermediate levels. If you contact Meghan Lamarre, you can set-up a private lesson for you or your kids. Megan has skated professionally with Disney On Ice, was featured in the Ice Capades and Stars on Ice. Meghan is patient, understanding and passionate about her students, and has been coaching skaters of all ages and disciplines for 9 years.

For your Newport lodgings, the Ivy lodge bed and breakfast is minutes away from the ice skating rink. We accept children and offer family suites, which is an economical way for your family to experience a bed and breakfast in Newport RI. The lodge is located in the mansion district of Newport RI, a short stroll from the cliff walk. Included in the price of your room is a full gourmet breakfast, seasonal snacks and beverage through-out the day and off street parking.

Tickets can be purchased at the rink every day during session times.

Rates Admission Rental
Adults $7.00 $5.00
Senior Citizens (55+) $5.00 $4.00
Children (3-11) $5.00 $4.00
Toddlers (Under 3) Free with Adult $3.00
Adult Skate $5.00 $3.00
Adult Season Pass $100.00
Child Season Pass $80.00

Group Rates
(10 or more people) $1 off the regular price for admission and rentals

Caroling, Caroling, Christmas time is for singing

 17th Annual Messiah & Carol Sing 
 Date: 12/19/2009
 Address: Emmanuel Church, Spring & Dearborn Sts Newport, RI
 Hours: 7 p.m
 Cost/Cover: $10, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 maximum per family.
 Web Page:
 Contact Info: Call l (401)682-1630 for more details.
 Details: Shanhurst Chorus will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along. Wassail Bowl reception following.
 Event is on: One day only
 Audience: Kids and Up
 Category: Holiday Events
 Location: Newport, RI
 Sponsored By:
 Submitted by: contributed

Ivy Lodge and the Newport Mansions all dressed up for the holidays


 Make lifelong memories with a visit to the Newport Mansions during the holiday season. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle, as you tour The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, decorated with period-style ornaments, trees, and evergreens. All three houses are open daily for tours November 20, 2009 - January 3, 2010, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 The Ivy Lodge is equally beautiful with it's army of Nutcrackers that line the front fireplace mantle with additional fireplaces  adorned with carolers. The gothic foyer with it's 33' ceiling is dressed with garland that reaches the third floor.

For a limited time this holiday season, the Ivy Lodge has specials to enhance the value of your gift. If you book a three night weekend stay at the Ivy lodge from 12/15/09 through 03/31/10, we will include passes to all three of the Newport preservation society Mansions listed above. Also, for a limited time, purchase a gift certificate with added value.

So stop panicking and take it easy on yourself. We promise your gift of travel will out shine all those presents under the Christmas tree . . . give them experiences and memories not more stuff; that's our motto. 




Newport RI Gift Certificates Make Great Holiday Gift


Have a friend or family member that has always wanted to visit Newport RI but never gotten the chance?

End all of their excuses with a gift certificate from Ivy Lodge, a historic bed and breakfast located in the mansion district.

For the holidays, we are offering a great sale on gift certificates for your special someone.

Buy Your Gift Certificate by January 1, 2010 and receive additional bonus dollars.
  • An additional 10% of value will be added to gift certificates worth $100 - $250.
  • An additional 15% of value will be added to gift certificates worth $251 - $500.
  • An additional 20% of value will be added to gift certificates worth over $500!
To purchase online click here or for more info visit the Ivy Lodge website.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-834-6865 if you would like to purchase via phone. We can email or mail the gift certificate to you.

Gems of Newport: Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour and Marketplace


Alright, you've just digested your turkey and now you need to motivate yourself for holiday decorating, it's hard, I know, but once you see these Inns and luxury hotels all dressed-up, you'll want to rush home and get your own holiday grove on. We are not talking Griswold's Christmas vacation; we are talking simplicity, elegance and pure class. This tour not only inspires your creative side, it benefits children and there is nothing more important than giving to our children and those in need and that my friends is the real meaning of the holidays.

The Ivy lodge is exceptionally dressed-up this year, I know, self praise is no praise, but really, the out door boxes and planters are gorgeous and most material came from our yard and the woods, no, I swear I did not do any night gardening to get my materials, honest neighbors, check your berries and evergreens. Each fireplace mantle is decorated and if you have never experienced our army of nut crackers, this is a treat unto itself. Our 33' gothic foyer has garland to the top, it's the wow factor. If you are unable to see us on December the 5th, you can book a tour with the Newport Inns and bed and breakfast association and see additional Inns of Newport on December the 6th.

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM (2.30pm last check in for tour itself)

Location: The International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI 02840

Contact: The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. 401.331.9302

Ticket Price:   $32.50    

 This event will feature self-guided tours of historic Bed & Breakfasts and luxury hotels decorated for the holidays. Participating inns and hotels on the tour include: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, The Francis Malbone House, Hilltop Inn, Ivy Lodge, Sanford-Covell Villa Marina and The Sarah Kendall House.


All proceeds from the event will support the mission of The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. and its current community service partners: Children's Friend and Service: Supporting Literacy for Young Children Program and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank: Women Ending Hunger Campaign.


Online ticket purchase includes a $2.50 Service fee





The Junior League of Rhode Island

21 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 331-9302 (p) | (401) 331-0517 (f) (e)

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