Ice Skating Comes to St. Pete
Folks in the Sunshine City will be able to ice skate over the holidays.
ST. PETERSBURG – For the first time, St. Petersburg will have ice skating at the downtown waterfront as part of Holidays in the Sunshine City.
“I am incredibly excited to bring ice skating to our downtown for the first time,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “I hope that everyone has the opportunity to participate in this fun, festive experience. I want to thank our parks and recreation team for making this possible.”
Beginning Saturday (Dec. 15), people will be able to ice skate in Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive NE. Sessions are $10 for an hour and includes ice skate rental. Bring your own socks, or you can purchase socks at the ice skating rink for $2 per pair.
“This gives the community an opportunity to experience a winter activity that we don’t normally get the chance to experience in Florida, and the Parks and Recreation Department works hard to bring new experiences at free or affordable rates for the St. Pete community to enjoy,” said Mike Jefferis, St. Petersburg leisure services administrator.
Dates and times are first come, first served:
- Sessions are 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday (Dec. 16) and Dec. 22 and 23, Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 through Jan. 7.
- Sessions are 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 17) through Dec. 21 are from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The first session begins at 6 p.m., and the last session begins at 8:30 p.m.
- Sessions are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 with the first session beginning at 1 p.m., and the last session at 6 p.m.
- Ice skating is closed Dec. 25.
For a detailed list of sessions for ice skating dates listed above, go to stpeteparksrec.org/holidayevents or contact the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at (727) 893-7441.
The holiday festivity is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the city of St. Petersburg and is part of the Holidays in the Sunshine City event.
TheHolidays in the Sunshine City event incorporates all St. Petersburg’s holiday festivities sponsored by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the city of St. Petersburg. Everyone is invited to
enjoy several holiday festivities from through Jan. 1, including Snowfest, Holiday Movies in the Park, Meet Santa in North Straub Park, waterfront lights and displays, and ice skating.
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