DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice A holiday outdoor ice rink in Downtown Martinez

November 7, 2018

Contact: Kara Johnsen
Main Street Martinez
925 228 3577

Martinez Downtown Ice Rink Cancelled
It is with regret that Main Street Martinez (MSM) announces that the DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice
Rink has been cancelled.

Martinez, CA: MSM contacted the City about the use of Parking Lot 4 located east of Ferry Street
between Escobar Street and Marina Vista. The ongoing revitalization of downtown has resulted in
numerous public and private construction projects and several street closures, as well as reduction of
available parking in existing lots.

The City has been receiving complaints about downtown parking on a daily basis. With the upcoming
Holiday shopping season, the situation will only intensify. The rink would eliminate over half of the
parking in Lot 4, resulting in too great an impact on both businesses and residences during the
Holiday season. The City has always tried to accommodate the ice rink in the past, but unfortunately
cannot do so this year.

MSM will be working to evaluate the sustainability of the rink moving forward and would like to thank
DC Solar, Shell and all our sponsors for their continued support towards the Main Street Program.

Moving forward, MSM reassures the community that we are committed to providing engaging events
year round benefiting downtown businesses and the community.

Please join us downtown for upcoming Holiday Happenings: Shop Small Saturday - Holiday Sparkle
Sip and Shop, Santa House, Downtown Holiday Light Parade, Holiday Frolic and Santa Crawl.

Main Street Martinez: is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, dedicated to the economic health and vitality of
downtown Martinez. Main Street Martinez is a certified National Main Street Program dedicated to
focusing on the National Main Street’s Four Point Approach to Downtown Revitalization including:
Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality.