Ride Bumper Cars On An Ice-Skating Rink In Rhode Island

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If you are looking for a winter adventure, head to Providence, Rhode Island this season for a unique opportunity to ride bumper cars on an ice-skating rink.

This past September, Providence, Rhode Island had introduced its newest attraction called “Bumper Cars on Ice.” Taking place at the Alex and Ani City Center rink, these bumper cars (which appear to look more like colorful tubes on wheels) collide into one another just as the traditional ones do that you find at carnivals.

According to Providence’s rink website, the city is the first in New England and the third in the United States to host such a ride. Providence is proud to own16 bumper cars, made by Ice Bumper Cars International, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., at a price of around $86,000.

It costs $12 per ride, with each session lasting approximately 20 minutes. The round, single-driver, motorized bumper cars contain a small joystick to either go forward, back, or side to side. The vehicles can also spin around in place.

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Riders have the option of riding the bumpers cars when the rink is open to skaters from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rink would of course be separated so both events can take place while sharing the ice.

For those who wish to wait until later at night to ride, when they can have the ice to themselves, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight are their best bet.

The Providence Journal reports, 

"” ‘This is the most exciting thing we’ve done since I’ve been mayor,’ said a beaming Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza. He said his experience goes back to his youth, when he would smack into his cousin on the bumper car ride at Rocky Point.”"

With a mere change of wheels, these bumper cars can also be used to ride on dry land. This way, the city can use them all year long.

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Experience the one-in-a-lifetime chance to zoom around the ice in an exhilarating round of bumper cars. Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the action.

Is this something you can see yourself doing? Let us know below. If you have visited the rink, be sure to tell us all about your experience!