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ROGUE FUN: Star Wars Day awakens once again at Devon Ice Rink

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Star Wars fandom is at a fever pitch right now, with the nostalgia of old fans and the next generation of new ones coming together over the episodic throwback Rogue One. Jedi and padawan alike are encouraged to grab their lightsabers and ice skates and recreate some of their favorite snowbound scenes at the Devon Ice Rink this Saturday as Star Wars Day strikes back once again, being one of their more celebrated frozen fiestas.

“It’s always been loved, but the past few movies have really helped to reignite it and bring in newer followers, like young kids,” Leslie A. Spears, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Myriad Botanical Gardens said. “There’s a new one every year now, and while we don’t want to oversaturate the market, people really love to come out and celebrate the movie.”

Spears’ fear of oversaturation is understandable considering how everywhere one turns around in this current pop-culture climate, there seems to be a droid or Ewok marketing tool not too far behind. Because of that, this year, Spears said, the Myriad is playing it a bit more “toned down,” cutting out the trivia and arts and crafts in favor of the simple joy of just skating on the ice with those beloved characters from a galaxy far, far away.

“We’re inviting people to come out and skate with our superstar R2-D2,” Spears said. “We want people to come out in their favorite Star Wars outfits and headgear. It is family friendly event, a nice gathering place and the photo ops are going to be really incredible. You haven’t lived until you’ve skated with R2-D2.”

Star Wars Day at the Devon Ice Rink, 100 North Robinson in Downtown Oklahoma City, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7. In addition to OKC R2-D2, local cosplayers JediOKC will also be on hand for skating and photo ops. Admission is $12 with skate rental or $8 with your own skates.

Besides Star Wars Day, the Devon Ice rink will be hosting another family fun activity this month in the form of “Winter’s Mother’s Day,” a mom-focused celebration on Jan. 11, wherein all moms get free admission with one paid family member. It’s just one of numerous upcoming treats that the Myriad Gardens is planning in 2017, according to Spears.

“We’re excited about 2017,” Spears added. “We haven’t told anyone what they are yet, we’re waiting for a lot of plans to get finalized, but we are really going to have a lot of really great events and plenty of fun surprises in store for Oklahoma City!”

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