Wells Fargo Winter Skate: Rice Park St. Paul Ice Skating Rink
Winter in the City of St. Paul, MN's Winter Skate: “You’ve come to where the excitement is,” said Bill, a staff member at the Wells Fargo Winter Skate Rink and a member of the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department.
Skaters circled the rink on a sunny day, stopping only for a moment to get a cup of hot chocolate in the warming tent.
For five seasons, the Winter Skate rink near St. Paul’s Rice Park has been a favorite way to enjoy the winter in the city, drawing crowds each season. Located next to the Landmark Center, the rink offers skaters a unique view of the city and a wintery way to enjoy downtown.
“This has really become a favorite downtown wintertime activity,” said Bill as he helped a skater off of the ice. “We’re open during the holiday season, New Year’s and the Winter Carnival, so it’s become part of our winter tradition in downtown St. Paul.”
The rink has become a favorite spot for youth hockey teams, guests at the nearby St. Paul Hotel, and even NBC, which has rented out the rink during NHL games. Open through February, it offers guests a great way to enjoy winter in the city.
If You Go:
Winter Skate is open daily Nov. 24 through Feb. 3 next to the Landmark Center at St. Paul’s Rice Park. Since the rink is used by youth hockey teams and corporate broomball leagues, check ahead for open skate times.
Skating is free, and skate rentals costs $2 each. Wells Fargo customers can receive free skate rentals by showing their check card or credit card.
Winter Skate is located in St. Paul’s Rice Park, nearby the Xcel Energy Center and Landmark Center. From Hwy 94 or 35E, take the Kellogg Blvd exit.
While You’re There:
Enjoy hot chocolate in the warming house. Afterwards, take a walk in Rice Park, or enjoy all downtown has to offer from restaurants to the Science Museum to shopping. Make it a Weekend Away and stay at the St. Paul Hotel.
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