This winter, you won't have to go to Forest Park if you want to skate outdoors.
For the first time ever, a 46 foot by 92 foot ice skating rink will be set up in the shadow of the Gateway Arch — with the St. Louis Blues partnering with the CityArchRiver Foundation to bring skating to downtown St. Louis.The ice rink will be open from December 27 to January 8 in Luther Ely Square, the newly created public area between the Arch and the Old Courthouse. It's part of a flurry — get it? — of wintry activities scheduled for those two-week period called Winterfest, including an opening night celebration, Try Hockey for Free clinics and a street hockey tournament hosted by the Blues, a whiskey tasting and a family-friendly celebration on New Year's Eve.
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