Knoxville, Sedaris and “Holidays on Ice”

Don’t know why it took me this long to make this connection, but the city’s downtown ice skating rink, also known as “Holidays on Ice,” shares the same name as a book by  David Sedaris.

Holidays on Ice | [David Sedaris]Being from North Carolina, and the occasional listener of NPR, I know about this Sedaris fella. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” is the first (and only) book that a lot of people I know have read. Not all of it is for a family audience. For those who may not know, Sedaris grew up in the Raleigh area.

But “Holidays On Ice,” and Sedaris’ reading of it, is one of those kind of holiday classics. Check out an excerpt here, or hear about Sedaris and Crumpet the Elf here. Good for a laugh.

Ice skating can be too, especially if you’re watching me attempt to skate. The rink is open every day except Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, we’ve got a fun little story on Santa coming tomorrow, and another anecdote from Santa for this here blog.


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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One Response to Knoxville, Sedaris and “Holidays on Ice”

  1. Saul Young says:

    I chuckle every time I pass our “Holiday’s on Ice” stake rink. I always think about “Dinah the Christmas Whore,” one of the chapters from Sedaris’ book.

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