Ice skate on the beach in downtown St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Just toes from the sandy seaside on St. Pete Pier, the city is planning to open an out of doors ice skating rink just in time for the holiday period.

What You Need To Know

  • The 4,000 sq.-foot rink is scheduled to open November 20
  • A tent will address the rink for the duration of the sunrise and midday hours in purchase to defend the ice
  • It will be open air all through the evenings
  • Website link: Wintertime Beach front specifics, area, map

The 4,000 square-foot rink sits on the edge of Spa Seashore about midway down the pier. Building will proceed in the course of the 7 days as they get ready to open November 20.

“It’s very Florida, and I assume that is what tends to make Florida so wonderful,” stated Cathy Kalugar, who we achieved whilst she was tanning outside the house just feet from the new rink.

While the city experienced a scaled-down rink a couple of a long time in the past at a nearby park, this is the first time they’ve ever had a skating rink of this magnitude. The procedure of generating authentic ice that lasts for the duration of the sunny and warm winter season days has been a challenge. 

A tent will cover the rink in the course of the sunrise and midday hours in get to secure the ice, but it will be open up air in the evenings, leaving a perfect check out of the drinking water.

“When the solar clears they’ll open these doorways so it will experience like you are ice skating on the seashore,” stated Tony Leno with the Town of St. Pete.

Commencing November 20 you can ice skate ideal on the seashore on the ⁦@StPetePier⁩ ❄️

The 4,000 sq ft ice skating rink is going up now and it’s a massive job to get set up. You can rent skates and try out it out for $17 during the 8 7 days stretch ⁦@BN9⁩ pic.twitter.com/5vXWYwKMdg

— Angie Angers (@angie_angers) November 9, 2021

In addition to skating, there will be visits from Santa, festive food items, and ‘snow days’.

The rink will be open every day from November 20 by way of January 17. A grand opening ribbon chopping is scheduled with Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Tickets are now on sale for $17 and involve 75-moment entry to the rink and skate rentals​.

To view extra information, locale and map, click listed here.