Downtown St. Paul's ice rink returns this holiday season with months of free, open skating. Folks looking to burn off some extra calories or wear out the kids will want to dust off their skates and head over to the rink, which features urban cityscape views and plenty of other things to do nearby. Don't have skates? You can rent a pair for a mere $2. Rice Park will also be extra festive as it sparkles with thousands of twinkling lights, and there's a huge Christmas tree on display that rivals the iconic one at Rockefeller Center. The opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 24, will feature special performances, hot chocolate, and open skating. For more info, visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info.
Nov. 24-Feb. 3, 11 a.m., 2012