Category Logo

Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank returns for 10th season with expanded schedule

November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

For more information:
Scott Bird
Moxley Carmichael
[email protected]


HolidaysICE_logo_HFBLocally owned Home Federal Bank joins its love of downtown Knoxville and Christmas this winter through its continued role as presenting sponsor for the City of Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice. Knoxville’s only open-air ice rink opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 27.

“We are honored to continue supporting Holidays on Ice and its contribution to the holiday spirit in downtown Knoxville,” Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling said. “We hear from many people that visiting the rink has become a favorite Christmas activity. The rink also is an excellent complement to our tradition of hosting free screenings of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the Tennessee Theatre.”

This year marks the 10th season for the ice rink on Market Square. In celebration of its anniversary and based on popular demand, the rink is extending its season by 15 days and will be open Friday, Nov. 27, through Monday, Jan. 18.

“This is an exciting time for Holidays on Ice,” City of Knoxville Director of Special Events Judith Foltz said. “For the first time in many years, the rink will be completely open air. We’re removing the tent, enhancing the rink with overhead lighting and extending the season by 15 days.”

In 2014, the rink hosted 19,000 skaters and 20,000 spectators. For more information including operating hours and admission rates, visit

The free screenings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. For more information, visit

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Founded in 1924, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through 23 offices in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Every quarter since 1991, the bank has earned a 5-Star Superior rating – the highest possible – by independent authority BauerFinancial. For more information, visit