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CARD, City of Chico, and DCBA Join Forces to Elevate Downtown Chico Ice Skating Rink Experience in 2023

September 14, 2023

Downtown Chico Ice Rink

The Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with the City of Chico, the Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA), and Paradise Recreation and Park District for the upcoming 2023 Downtown Chico Ice Skating Rink season. CARD’s involvement will assist in recreational programming, rink operations, and special events.

As anticipation mounts for the upcoming season, the Vice Chairman of the CARD Board of Directors, Dave Donnan, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration.

"The Ice-Skating Rink provides a significant opportunity for us to forge strong partnerships, not only with the City of Chico and DCBA but also with the esteemed Paradise Park and Recreation District, which boasts a commendable track record in ice rink management," stated Donnan.

District Manager of the Paradise Park and Recreation District, Dan Efseaff, echoed this sentiment surrounding the partnership.

“Our District enjoys a long-standing collaborative relationship with CARD. The Paradise Ice Rink and Winter Wonderland are important not only to Ridge communities but to Butte County. We hope to work with CARD to help promote both programs.”

The grand opening of the Downtown Chico Ice Skating Rink is set to take place in mid-November, just in time for the Thanksgiving festivities. With CARD's dedicated involvement, a host of new features will be introduced, including ice-skating classes, fun themed events, and the option for community members to rent the rink for their own enjoyment.

Anjie Goulding, CARD's Recreation Director, shared her enthusiasm for the enhanced offerings the community can expect.

"We're so thrilled for the opportunity to be part of creating a truly memorable experience for the holiday season,” Goulding commented. “Our team is excited for this collaboration and is in the midst of brainstorming all the new and creative ways we can serve our community this winter. We can’t wait to see you at the rink!"

For businesses and organizations looking to align themselves with this exceptional initiative, sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available through CARD. To explore these opportunities, please contact

This partnership between CARD, the City of Chico, and the DCBA is poised to make the 2023 Downtown Chico Ice Skating Rink season an unforgettable one, fostering unity and celebration within our vibrant community.

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About Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD):

Founded in 1948, the Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) is a California Special District focused on creating recreational opportunities that bring friends and families together to have fun and build lasting memories. CARD manages and cares for more than 12 community and neighborhood parks, four community centers, one swimming pool, the Chico Creek Nature Center, and other facilities. The PLAY Activity Guide highlights the numerous sports, classes, camps, special events, and more CARD offers. Learn more about CARD at


About the City of Chico:

The City of Chico, nestled in the heart of Northern California, is dedicated to providing efficient and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for residents and promote economic growth and sustainability.


About Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA):

The Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of downtown Chico, fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for residents and visitors alike.


About Paradise Recreation & Park District:

Since 1948, the Paradise Recreation and Park District provides recreation facilities and programs to the residents of Paradise, the Butte Creek Canyon area, and the unincorporated communities of Magalia/Paradise Pines and Concow/Yankee Hill. The District serves 50,000 people living in a 170-square mile area and manages over 1,000 acres of park land and facilities.