Fort Worth resident Riley Chron, 25, hasn’t skated in eight years. On Nov. 19, he looked like a natural.

Fort Worth resident Riley Chron, 25, and his girlfriend and Weatherford resident Jade St. Denis, 24, hold hands at Panther Island Ice on Nov. 19. (Cristian AguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

“I learned at Grapevine Mills mall, but they took that out, and put in an arcade,” Chron said.

Chron and his girlfriend and Weatherford resident Jade St. Denis, 24, who learned how to skate in Toronto, Canada, can now skate together until Jan. 17 at Panther Island Ice skating rink at Coyote Drive-In, 223 N.E. 4th St.

The couple tore the rink up on opening day.

“I’m Canadian, so that means I suck for being Canadian,” St. Denis said. “My mom was a big hockey player, so I suck at skating.”

Regardless of ability, ice rink proprietors offered food, drinks and movie showings for guests.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

If you go:
What: Panther Island Ice
Where: Coyote Drive-In, 223 N.E. 4th St.
When: Nov. 19-Jan. 17 
Hours: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturdays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays
Price: $13 regular admission, $11 group discount (15 or more people), $10 military discount, $10 Tarleton State University student and faculty discount, $10 Tarrant County College student and faculty discount

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...

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