Winter is here! And what better time to get outside and enjoy a nice lap around the skating rink than now? If you’re looking for a fun, exciting holiday activity for the family that isn’t watching a movie or eating holiday food, you should look into the Winterfest Ice Rink in Downtown St. Louis! Keep reading to find out how you can make it happen.
The Whole Fam
This could not be a more perfect opportunity to spend time with your kids while either learning a new skill or sharpening the ones you already have. Here’s all you need to know: this year’s variation is the best yet! It’s bigger and better than ever before, and now sits under lights which means you can stay longer and later. The rink opens on November 23 and will close on January 26, 2020. There will also be special events held, so keep up with the Facebook page to see what’s going on.
Admission is free, and skate rentals are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 15. Regular hours are Friday 4 until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.
If you decide to come on Sunday, you will get to see some special VIP guests that you might recognize from TV! This is a good photo op for everyone, so come out to Skate With Characters Sundays. There will also be a New Year’s Eve Party from 4 until 8 p.m. with fireworks included. There’s so much happening, and we can’t wait to see how much fun your whole family has!
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The Heart Of Downtown
If you don’t live near the city or have just been wanting to visit downtown for a while, we recommend making a day of it. The rink, which is brought to you by The Gateway Arch Park Foundation, is held Kiener Plaza, and is the perfect reason to set up shop and make your rounds around the city.
While you’re there, try one of the amazing restaurants nearby to complete the perfect family or couples outing!
- Baileys’ Range at 1420, 920 Olive St
- Sauce on the Side at 411 N 8th St
- Carmine’s Steak House at 20 S 4th St
- Charlie Gitto’s Downtown at 207 N 6th St
- Caleco’s Bar & Grill at 101 N Broadway
- Chris’ @ The Docket at 100 N Tucker Blvd
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