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Johnson Controls Ice Rink, HVAC Chill Hill open Nov. 15

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Enjoying Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA at Bristol Motor Speedway is a holiday tradition for many, and so is visiting the Johnson Controls Ice Rink and HVAC Chill Hill.

As BMS shifts gears, transforming into a winter wonderland, the rink and Chill Hill, both of which open Nov. 15, give visitors two more great activities to take part in during the holidays.

The Johnson Controls Ice Rink is the only rink within a 90-minute driving radius of BMS, making it one of the Speedway’s most popular non-motorsports-related events. In its 11th season, the rink has become a winter ritual for many with thousands of skaters taking to the ice each year.

The enclosed rink is located just inside the main entrance of Bristol Motor Speedway, off Hwy. 11E (Volunteer Parkway). The cost to skate is only $5, plus an additional $2 to rent skates.

The HVAC Chill Hill is a 300-foot long snowless slide that features side-by-side lanes and inflated tubes on which riders sit as they rocket to the bottom of the slope, just outside Turn 1 of BMS.

Chill Hill is located adjacent to the Johnson Controls Ice Rink and cost is $7 per person for a 50-minute session. Anyone wishing to take part in the tube slide must be at least 48” tall to ride alone. Children also can ride with someone 16 or older if they are at least 36” tall for an additional $3 cost for the pair.

Both the Ice Rink and Chill Hill will be open through Jan.13, closing each Monday for maintenance.