November 18

Community Events, Holiday & Seasonal, Kids & Family

Grand Opening of Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy and Wells Fargo WinterSkate

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Saint Paul will officially kick off the holiday season with the grand opening of Wells Fargo WinterSkate and Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy.

Location: Rice Park

Time: 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM

109 W 4th Street , Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Those who attend the free grand opening event will be the first to skate on the free, outdoor, artificially-chilled ice rink in downtown Saint Paul as well as view the 11th annual lighting of Rice Park and the city's holiday tree will be lit with 15,000 LED lights. There will be musical performances, photo opportunities, fireworks and more.


Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rink open November 18 – February 4, 2018


Grand Opening – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Festivities begin at 3:30pm

Photo Opportunity with Live Reindeer and Sleigh

Teddy Bear Band

Skating Performances

Fireworks in Rice Park at 6:30pm

Ribbon Cutting at the Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rink at 7:00pm


Rink opens for Skating at 7:15pm


Free Skating Lessons on the Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rink

December 2, 9, 16

January 13, 20, 27

Session I – 11:11 – 11:30am

Session II – 11:30 – Noon


Lights in Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy lit until Mid-March


Admission: Free

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Grand Opening Of Rice Park Powered By Xcel Energy And Wells Fargo Winterskate