(Colorado Springs, CO) The outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs is hosting several special events this weekend.
"Glow Night" sponsored by U.C. Health is Friday, December 16th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The first 100 skaters will receive a free swag bag. Bundle up and skate under the stars in a beautifully decorated park that will have an extra glow on Friday night.
On Saturday, December 17th, there is a "learn to skate" event with the U.S. Figure Skating Association from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Registration is full for this event, but the rink will try to accommodate walk-ups.
If you can't attend the special events, the rink has public skating sessions most days from 10:00 to noon, 1:00 to 3:00, 4:00 to 6:00, and 7:00 to 9:00. The rink closes at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and it is closed on Christmas day. Go here to check the daily schedule.
The cost is $10 per skater which includes skate rental. Children ages four and under are free with a paying adult, and military and first responders with I.D. receive a $1 discount.
Tickets can only be purchased at the rink at the time of the skating session, and credit cards are preferred. The rink will be open through January 31st.
"Skate in the Park" is a Colorado Springs tradition and a holiday favorite. The festive outdoor rink is in the city's first park, Acacia, built on land that was donated by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871. It is decorated for the season and has a fantastic new playground that you can read about here.
Location: 115 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs
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