Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink offers free admission to KCLS patrons on “Library Appreciation Day”

King County Library System cardholders skate for free on December 3

For the fourth year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) has partnered with the King County Library System (KCLS) to offer Library Appreciation Day at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.

KCLS patrons who show their library card at the ice rink entrance on Library Appreciation Day will receive one free skate admission per library card. If you would like to become a KCLS cardholder, you may apply online or in person at a KCLS library near you.

“The BDA looks forward to partnering with KCLS once again for this year’s Library Appreciation Day at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink,” said Mike Ogliore, vice president of events and 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.

Cecie Streitman, library regional manager of KCLS’ Bellevue, Crossroads and Lake Hills Libraries shares Ogliore’s enthusiasm for the partnership. “Part of KCLS’ strategic focus is to create opportunities through meaningful connections,” said Streitman. ”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.”

Located in downtown Bellevue, one block south of Bellevue Square at 100 100th Ave NE, the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink is the largest ice skating experience in the region, and is open daily during the Bellevue Magic Season, from November 29, 2019 to January 20, 2020.

About the 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), KCLS currently has 50 libraries and more than 700,000 cardholders. In 2011, KCLS was named Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal. In 2018, residents checked out more than 4.8 million digital eBooks and audiobooks through Rakuten OverDrive, making KCLS the #1 digital circulating library in the U.S. and #3 in the world.

King County Library System Media Contact: Sarah Thomas, 425.369.3277,

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.

Bellevue Downtown Association Media Contact: Mason Luvera, 425.990.3097,