Skate on downtown ice rink for free on Friday

Ice rink will open earlier than expected for Christmas tree lighting

Rotary Ice Rink
Rotary Ice Rink (Rotary Club of San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO – The coolest spot in San Antonio, the Rotary Ice Rink, is set to open a full three days early and will be free for ice skaters next Friday at Travis Park.

Skaters can take to the ice on Friday at no charge thanks to H-E-B, according to Rotary Club of San Antonio President Brandon Logan.

Photos show ice rink construction underway at Travis Park

The rink will open in the afternoon in conjunction with the Tree Lighting Celebration, which will take place Friday from 3-6 p.m.

H-E-B will provide free VIA bus rides to the tree lighting as well as free ice skating to guests from 3-5:30 p.m.

San Antonio’s 50-foot Christmas tree to arrive at Travis Park

Santa Claus will also be making a special visit to the park during the celebration, which will feature family-friendly activities like cookie decorating, holiday crafts and a special area where visitors can write letters to Santa.

The rink will be open through the end of January. Admission is $10. The skate rental is $4. Click here for more information.

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