Outdoor ice skating rink returns to downtown San Antonio

The coolest place in town will be open Nov. 17-Jan. 15

The Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The Rotary Ice Rink will return to downtown San Antonio this holiday season.

The Rotary Ice Rink presented by Valero will open on Nov. 17 at Travis Park.

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On opening day, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. with public skating starting at 6 p.m.

It will remain open daily through Jan. 15.

Tickets are on sale at rotaryicerink.com and cost $15 for general admission. There are discounts available for military members and first responders, as well as some half-off admission price nights.

“Rotary’s motto is ‘Service Above Self’, whether it’s serving meals, building playgrounds, planting trees, or operating the ice rink,” said Rotary Club President Paul Garro in a press release. “Proceeds generated from the Ice Rink have supported community projects including $87,600 in scholarship funds to help students pursue their educational goals as well as supported legacy programs such as Kingdom of Kids, which helps feed food insecure school children.”

This year will mark the ice rink’s fourth season, and since 2019, it has garnered nearly 200,000 visitors.

Last year, the rink doubled in size from previous years at 5,000 square feet.

The H-E-B Christmas tree will also light up the park during the holiday skate season along with 150,000 lights in the park’s trees.

Travis Park is located at 301 E. Travis Street.

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