4 December, 2022, 05:33

HUB Ice Cream is taking its vintage truck on an ‘a la road trip’ around Tucson

"What is better on a hot day than some refreshingly cool ice cream?"

HUB Ice Cream is taking its vintage ice cream truck to the streets of Tucson for an “a la road trip” on Saturday, June 5 and Saturday, June 12.

“We are so excited to formally introduce Tucson to our vintage Model-T ice cream truck,” said Kristel Johnson, HUB Ice Cream’s General Manager. “I have memories as a kid of running out to get a sweet treat from the ice cream truck. Those nostalgic moments stand out in my mind and are really special.”

HUB Ice Cream Parlor

Photo courtesy of HUB Ice Cream Parlor on Facebook

The tour is going to be pretty sweet, too, with an opportunity to score yourself a free scoop of ice cream.

If that’s your cup of tea — or cup of pistachio ice cream —  all you need to do is take a photo of yourself with the truck and share it on social media. Additionally, you’ll need to tag @HUBIceCream in order to get the freebie, which can be redeemed at downtown’s HUB Ice Cream Parlor until Wednesday, June 30.

“Our goal is to provide that memorable experience for others through the delicious, high-quality ice cream served out of our charming, vintage truck,” said Johnson.

HUB a la Road Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 5
  • 12:30 p.m. at Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • 1 p.m. at the Sky Islands Mural (giant whale mural at Grant and Campbell)
  • 1:30 p.m. at the El Con Center
  • 2:20 p.m. at the Elephant statue in front of Reid Park Zoo
Saturday, June 12
  • 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Museum Tucson
  • 11 a.m. at Old Main, University of Arizona
  • 11:20 a.m. at the University of Arizona Rec Center

Starting this summer, the truck will also be available to reserve for ice cream catering opportunities like birthdays, weddings, sporting events, or corporate events and meetings.

“With Tucson in the beginning stages of opening back up, we want to give people a tasty option for their outdoor events,” says Johnson. “Especially with summer coming up, what is better on a hot day than some refreshingly cool ice cream?”

HUB Ice Cream Factory

Photo by Adam Lehrman

HUB Ice Cream Parlor is located at 245 E. Congress St. For more information, visit thehubicecream.com.

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