OKLAHOMA CITY – Some of Oklahoma’s leaders, celebrities will be trying out Oklahoma City’s newest sporting attraction opening just in time for Memorial Day.
The SandRidge Sky Zip, Oklahoma City’s new 700-foot zip line across the Oklahoma River, will open for a two-hour community preview following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Boathouse District.
Governor Mary Fallin, Mayor Mick Cornett and Oklahoma coaching legend Barry Switzer will take the first official zips across the Oklahoma River.
“By making the sky trail, slide and now the zip line possible, they are creating new opportunities for families to get outside and be more active,” Mike Knopp said, executive director of the OKC Boathouse Foundation.
“Revenue from these attractions support our Olympic hopefuls and our youth programs, like the OKC RIVERSPORT SandRidge Youth League,” Knopp said.
Following the ceremonial zips, the public can zip on the SandRidge Sky Zip for $20.
Radio station KJ 103 will be broadcasting live from the base of the SandRidge Sky Trail during the event.
The SandRidge Sky Zip officially opens for the season on Saturday, May 24.
RIVERSPORT Adventures will be open 1-8 p.m. on Memorial Day, then will resume summer operation hours of 1-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through August 24.