20 July 2020
Cade Museum has revealed a new ice rink in the middle of July – Florida!
The 1,000 SF ice rink is actually made of synthetic ice. The “ice” panels are solid polymer sheet material made from polyethylene plastic, and are very durable. In relation to the museum’s celebration of inventions like air conditioning and refrigeration, the ice rink represents how far we have come in technology that relates to all things “cool.”
This new ice rink is included with general admission to the museum. The Cade Museum provides ice skates or guests can bring their own. With social distancing requirements still being enforced, a limited number of people are allowed on the ice at a time, so patrons must sign up ahead of time. There will also be themed skate nights and guests are encouraged to dress up and enjoy the rink. This attraction is a temporary exhibit and only open through late August.
The Cade Museum is named for Dr. James Robert Cade, a self-described physician, scientist, musician, and inventor of the Gatorade sports drink. This facility offers interactive activities in the Creativity and Fab Labs, hands-on learning in the rotunda, outdoor educational activities, traveling exhibits, and now virtual Cade in the Classroom experiences. The Cade Museum’s mission is to create a positive impact on communities by inspiring future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.
Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design for the award-winning, $9.3M, 25,474 SF museum which opened originally in 2017.