The third annual Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza, 600 Market St., opens at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, and is hosted by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation and the St. Louis Blues. That evening, the public can enjoy skating during the Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights (4 to 8 p.m.)

This free community ice rink offers the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of outdoor winter sports under the beautiful downtown skyline. The six-week pop-up ice rink will feature 3-on-3 adult league play, Little Blues - Learn to Play, character skate opportunities, hot chocolate and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Blues for Kids, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues, will be offering free skate rentals for kids on Thursday and Friday each week during Winterfest.

Thanksgiving Day the Winterfest Ice Rink opens at 8 a.m. for free skate rental during the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Friday, November 23 is One Nation Night, presented by Bud Select, a rally for fans of the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals featuring St. Louis Blues-themed activities, Louie, Fred Bird, and the Bud Select Build-A-Bar.

The Winterfest Ice Rink will be open Thursdays – Sundays, Nov. 17 through Dec. 19 (hours vary) and daily, Dec. 24 – Jan. 1. Skate rentals are available for $12 for adults and $7 for children 3 – 15-years-old. Anyone with ice skates can skate for free. Visit for hours and more information and to purchase skate rentals in advance.

Past dates

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  • Starting Saturday, November 17th, 2018, repeated every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Starting Monday, December 24th, 2018, repeated every day until Tuesday, January 01, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Kiener Plaza

600 Market St. at Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63101