75 W. 5th St.
St Paul, MN 55102
Category: Community Venues
Region: St. Paul (Downtown)
Though in the coming weeks many outdoor skating rinks will start popping up in neighborhood parks, none have quite the charm that the Wells Fargo Winter Skate in downtown St. Paul does. Here, you'll be able to enjoy views of the Landmark Center and Rice Park, which will sparkle with wintertime decorations and lights. If things get too chilly, stop by the warming house and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Added bonus: Whether you're a family looking to burn off some holiday steam, or a couple in search of a fun date night, this is one activity that won't break the bank. Admission to the rink is free, and should you need skates you can flash your Wells Fargo credit or check card for a free rental. The rink will open this Saturday with a grand reception at 4 p.m. featuring the lighting of a 70-foot-tall Christmas tree, fireworks, a visit from Santa, and performances by actors from the Ordway's Cinderella and the Saint Paul Hotel's It's A Wonderful Life. Visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com for more info. (Photo courtesy Olive Juice Studios)
Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 26. Continues through Feb. 5, 2011