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Alias Rodriguez and Elizah Timbreza enjoy their time ice skating Tuesday at Holidays on the Farm.

VINCE REMBULAT / The Bulletin/

POSTED December 27, 2017 12:01 a.m.

On this day after Christmas, Alias Rodriguez decided to try ice skating for the first time.
The Lathrop High junior looked no further than Dell’Osso Family Farm, where Holidays on the Farm enjoyed unseasonably warm conditions, especially at the outdoor rink on Tuesday.
“I fell twice,” said Rodriguez, who is also a lineman on the Spartans football program under coach Joe Pirillo. “Other than that, I just went for it.”
He was joined by fellow LHS junior Elizah Timbreza, who was also a first-timer on ice skating.
“It’s a lot different than rollerblading,” she said.
They both enjoyed their time at the Holidays on the Farm rink, where many came out on this clear day.
“We’ve seen bigger than normal crowds,” said owner Ron Dell’Osso.
He was OK with the mid-60s weather, but, as a farmer, he’s hoping for rain to come in soon.
Ron and his wife, Susan, were thrilled with the strong attendance numbers for Holidays on the Farm, where long lines were already forming for snow tubing during the late afternoon session – recommendations for this attraction call for tickets to be purchased online.
Those waiting can also enjoy a good old fashion snowball fight on the nearby snow hill.
As the sun began to set, Ron and Susan Dell’Osso stood not too far from the “open air” hayride, which quickly filled, picking up its first load of passengers for a ride along the spectacular display of holiday lights.
Much of the same lights display can also be seen via the Dell’Osso Express train ride.
Holidays on the Farm will continue its run through Jan. 6. There’s no general admission and parking is free.
Besides snow tubing and ice skating there are zip lines, the Dell’Osso Express Train, rollercoaster, giant super slide, ball throw arena, pony rides, petting zoo, and a country store with bakery. There are even free attractions such as pedal cares and the tire pyramid.
Snow tubing is $20 per 90-minute session for all ages. Sessions are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except for Sunday when they are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Given there is an escalator and sessions are capped you can easily get in 15 runs if not more. For available times and to buy tickets go to
Ice skating is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except for New Year’s Eve when it is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and New Year’s Day when it is 1 to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday ice skating is $12 for those 8 and older and $10 for those 7 and under. All rates include skates. Stroller skating is available during the first two hours of Monday through Thursday sessions for $10. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rates are $12 for those 8 and under and $10 for those 7 and under. Those with their own skates can skate for $2.
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