Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day”

King County Library System cardholders receive free Bellevue Ice Rink admission on November 27

Begin your holidays and skate into Bellevue's Magic Season—for FREE—at its ice rink on “Library Appreciation Day,” to be held Tuesday, November 27, 3-9:30pm.

For the third year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is offering “Library Appreciation Day” during its annual Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink in partnership with, and in appreciation of, the King County Library System.

“The BDA looks forward to partnering with KCLS once again for the 2018-2019 Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink,” said Mike Ogliore, Vice President of Events & Operations for the Bellevue Downtown Association. “KCLS supports positive growth on the Eastside within its libraries and within our communities, during the festive season and throughout the year,” Ogliore added.

KCLS patrons who show their library card at the ice rink entrance will receive one free skate admission per library card. “Library Appreciation Day” will be held from 3-9:30pm on Tuesday, November 27, at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, located one block south of Bellevue Square, at 100 100th Ave NE.

“Part of KCLS’ strategic focus is to create opportunities through meaningful connections,” said Cecie Streitman, Library Regional Manager of KCLS’ Bellevue, Lake Hills, and Crossroads Libraries. ”It’s lovely to participate in BDA’s annual holiday attraction to help create a festive

feeling of belonging within the communities of our developing area,” she said.

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink will be open November 23, 2018 to January 13, 2019. For additional information, visit bellevueicerink.com. Apply for your own KCLS library card at any library location before “Library Appreciation Day” to participate in this offer.

 Contacts:

King County Library System

Julie Acteson, 425.369.3273, jbacteson@kcls.org

Bellevue Downtown Association

Mike Ogliore, 425.453.3110, mike@bellevuedowntown.com

About King County Library System

Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Serving the communities of King County (outside the City of Seattle) in Washington State, KCLS currently has 49 libraries and more than 700,000 cardholders. In 2011, KCLS was named “Library of the Year” by Gale/Library Journal. In 2017, KCLS welcomed more than 10 million visitors, and residents checked out nearly 21 million items, including more than 4.7 million digital eBooks, audiobooks and other digital materials, making KCLS the #1 digital circulating library in the U.S.

About the Bellevue Downtown Association

Established in 1974, the Bellevue Downtown Association is a nonprofit, membership organization leading the evolution of downtown from a suburban enclave to a thriving urban center.