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Wells Fargo WinterSkate in Downtown Saint Paul
Wells Fargo WinterSkate
Visit Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul and Wells Fargo invite you to experience Wells Fargo WinterSkate, a free, outdoor, artificially-chilled ice skating rink in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul.
Open November 21, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Skaters are invited to experience the unique urban setting of downtown Saint Paul. Located in the heart of the city, Wells Fargo WinterSkate creates a fun, winter experience for visitors of all ages. The historic Landmark Center creates a beautiful backdrop for the outdoor rink, showcasing Saint Paul’s charming European architecture and old-world ambiance.
We invite you and your whole family to dust off your skates and head to downtown Saint Paul. The outdoor rink will be filled with noontime skaters, after school groups, youth hockey scrimmages and practices, broomball teams, corporate events, and family open skating.
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11 a.m. – noon - Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rice Park
Professional figure skating coaches will be on hand to help you learn some new moves or brush up on your basics. Free and open to the public. Rental skates available for $4.
Skate rental is $4 per person. Receive free skate rental by showing your Wells Fargo debit card or credit card (one card=one skate rental). (Other Wells Fargo accounts, documentation, or correspondence are not accepted for free skate rental.) Figure skates and hockey skates are available from little tyke up to adults’ size 13.
Open Skate Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
*NOTE: Monday – Thursday youth hockey and corporate broomball take place at 5pm. All skaters will be asked to clear the rink at 4:50pm.
Thanksgiving - RINK CLOSED
November 26-27, 2015
December 24, 2015 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Day – RINK CLOSED
December 25, 2015
New Years Eve Open Skate
December 31, 2015 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
New Years Day – RINK IS CLOSED
January 1, 2016
Daily skating at the Wells Fargo WinterSkate ice rink will not be canceled, unless the actual air temperature or wind-chill reaches -25 degrees F or colder or other severe weather conditions exist. Warm weather will NOT affect rink conditions. The Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink is artificially-chilled.
All skaters need to sign a waiver prior to entering the rink, and youth under 18 years of age need to have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Download the WinterSkate Waiver!