Frankenmuth is home to a seasonal ice rink that features public skating from mid-November through the end of February.


This exciting attraction is made possible from businesses’ support through fundraisers, sponsorships, installation efforts, and so much more. The Frankenmuth Ice Rink’s primary center ice partner is Huntington National Bank, with the secondary placements being a collaboration between Mike Young Buick-GMC Inc. and Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat.

“We are grateful for Huntington’s support of this community amenity and l like seeing their logo at center ice in Zehnder Park,” said Jamie Furbush, President/CEO of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Frankenmuth Chamber and CVB have led the effort to bring the rink to Frankenmuth, which has added to the sustainability of the Christmas Experience and winter season.

“It’s exciting to see an organization like Huntington take notice of what we are doing and want to be involved. They have been a wonderful community partner,” Furbush added.

Huntington Bank has a branch located in Frankenmuth and has been a member of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce since entering the market. Huntington is a ‘Top 10 U.S. Regional Bank’ with dual headquarters in Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio, and the most bank branches in Michigan and Ohio.

“Our purpose at Huntington is to look out for people, so we are proud to support the residents and businesses in Frankenmuth. Sponsoring the city’s ice rink allows us to demonstrate our continued commitment to serving this great community,” said Seth Perigo, Great Lakes Bay Regional President of Huntington Bank. “We look forward to the re-opening of this ice rink, which will continue to be a fun place for visitors to enjoy during the holidays and winter months.”

The rink also features more than two dozen advertisers, many returning from last season, on the dasher boards along the inside of the rink. Those advertisers combined with the three great companies on ice, Huntington Bank, Mike Young, and Schaefer & Bierlein, have come together to make a bold statement about giving back to their community, and the community is beyond grateful for it.

The Frankenmuth Ice Rink adds to the beauty of the Christmas Experience in Michigan’s Little Bavaria, and it is a beauty that will be shared to the Frankenmuth community and visitors alike. It is like a scene from a Hallmark movie, as guests proclaimed last season, and it is the magic of Frankenmuth during the holiday season that is the perfect backdrop for making cherished memories.

For more information about the rink and other Christmas Experience activities, contact the Frankenmuth Visitor Center at 800-FUN-TOWN.
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