Strap on your skates; the ice is coming back to Temecula this winter.
Or it will once the city approves a recommendation from staff to allow operators of the rink to bring it back for a fourth year during the holidays.
The Community Services District on Tuesday will consider the staff recommendation during the 7 p.m. City Council meeting.
According to a staff report, the rink last year attracted more than 10,000 residents and visitors, which was also a boon to area businesses.
The rink is always placed at the end of Main Street, across the road from the Civic Center, which is on Mercedes Street.
The rink, if allowed to be installed, will be open from Dec. 14 to Jan. 6, for 12 hours a day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; should the operators wish to keep it open longer, the city is prepared to allow operation until Jan. 13.
On New Year's Eve, the skating rink will be open until 1 a.m. and special, family-friendly activities will be held beginning at 5 p.m.
Total cost to contract the operation out will be $36,500, the staff report indicates.