Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 Ice Skating Rink

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Snow is falling in Springfield!  It’s finally Christmas time…but Kodos and Kang have their own ideas!  Ticked off that they were left out of the Halloween update, our two favorite Rigellians have decided to invade Christmas! 

This Event is broken up into 2 Acts, with each Acts containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the first act, you’re tasked with collecting Batteries () to unlock each prize!

The fourth Act 1 Prize awarded at 8,200 is the Ice Skating Rink, because who doesn’t love a little outdoor skating at Christmas time?

So let’s take a closer look at this fourth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

Once you’ve collected 8,200  you’ll automatically be awarded the rink and you’ll see this message popup:

Once placed and built (4hrs) in Springfield you’ll have some dialogue popup, here’s a look at it now:

On Thin Ice
Kodos starts

Kodos: Ooo, it’s one of those perilous oblongs of ice that the humans enjoy breaking tailbones on. Let’s go skating!
Kang: With eight tentacles, the skate rental will kill you.
Kodos: I don’t want to go on the ice, I mearly want to hold eight cups of cocoa.
Kang: You know, sometimes I regret bringing you to Earth.
Make Kodos Hang Out at the Ice Rink- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

And here are the quick facts…

Size: 8×10
Earns: $200,20xp/12hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +200
What does it Do: Animated when in use, skaters appear and skate around thon the ice.  Also the lights on the trees turn on and the North Pole spins.  Really quite nice. Too bad there’s no permanent task there.  HOWEVER, the animation will still appear when you tap the rink.  (nice save EA)
Other Info: Can be placed grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|ice

And there you have it, the details behind the Ice Skating Rink, the fourth Christmas 2017 prize!

What’s Next?

Worker Elves- Awarded at 10,900. This will be the next prize we break down in the prize guidepost.

What are your thoughts on the Skating Rink? Safe to assume you’ve unlocked it by now?  Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Thoughts on the animation?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

28 responses to “Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 Ice Skating Rink

  1. Best new decoration so far.

  2. As a Canadian we are forced by our Gov’t to be fitted with skates at the age of 2. Then tossed on ice and see what happens. The rink brings back mixed emotions..

  3. The skating rink is beautiful. It totally deserves to have a nice bonus% attached to it.

  4. I really like this decoration and plan to add some pavement around it, a similar type of wall or barrier and some little stalls on the outside like the Hot Drink Stall for the skaters to have a drink when they have done skating.

  5. I had recently got the rink building in the mystery box and plopped it in my sports area. There happened to be the perfect sized space right next to the building, so placing this was great. I really enjoy this decoration.

  6. Maybe it’s just me, but my skating rink is permanently animated – the skaters are always there, not only when I tap it.

    • Tap on…tap off…”It’s the Tapper!”
      …seriously, tho, each time you tap it, it turns the skaters on or off till you tap it the next time.

  7. Seriously EA? No permanent task?

    At least they finally gave us something!

  8. Ice Skating Rink

    💜 It 👍
    An interactive treat
    I agree that some permanent Character Tasks would be nice (you hear that, EA?) 🎅

  9. I’ve got all the prizes from the re-gifting machine, should I just save funzos for act 2?

  10. The next time I get mad at EA, and I will, please remind me how much I enjoy this decoration.

  11. It’s a nice one. As usual i’ve placed it somewhere where i had some place and the ‘decoration’ will start when the event is over.
    I think i have to move most of this event (including older event stuff) because i don’t think it fits near the shore side

  12. Yep, one of the better prizes. Good Christmas feel to it.

  13. I like this one, but I really, really, really wish it was bigger…I tried putting it behind the skating rink building (like you’d go into the building to rent skates, use the bathrooms, and buy hot chocolate/snacks and then head out to the rink, but it’s too small behind that building. 😦

    • Try in front of the building…

    • Place all you ice tiles together to form a rectangle and put the rink on top of that. To me it creates the illusion of a larger rink

      • Thanks! I had a similar idea, but was afraid the railing would interrupt the flow too much.

        I may give that a try, though, and also maybe Alissa’s suggestion of placing the rink in front of the building (although that seems weird to me….how would people get into the building?).

        • The leave enough space for a walkway from the parking lot to the entrance. Out front shows everyone it’s there. So passers by might say “hey that looks like fun, let’s stop and skate”…thus earning the rink more 💰

  14. The dialogue for this item actually made me laugh out loud. It is times like this which I truly enjoy the game. Too bad there wasn’t a log to go back through all the quest text that has been seen in your game. That would be so fun since sometimes I tap extra and miss some dialogue! It would be great to revisit dialogue that you found enjoyable from past items, or may have completely forgot about.

  15. It’s a great decoration. The skaters are always moving around regardless if there’s a task goin on.

  16. I really love this one!

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