If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, lace up and hit the ice. Public ice skating is back at the El Paso County Sierra Providence Events Center.

Spend a super-fun evening gliding effortlessly -- or shuffling awkwardly -- across the ice in the indoor hockey arena where the Rhinos play Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The cost to skate is $14 per person, $12 for military. You can either bring your own skates, or if you down own a pair, no worries they got you. I'm told they have hundreds of pairs of skates ranging from toddler size 7 to adult size 15.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Although the rink is now open for recreational skating, it is not a case of same as it ever was. If you’re planning to take a twirl around the rink here is what the El Paso Hockey Association says you can expect.

Visitors have to observe a few safety measures, and some operational changes. Face masks are required at all times by all those entering the building, including while skating, and only 50 people are allowed to skate at a time.

After the 50-person rink capacity limit is reached, skaters will have to wait until someone leaves the rink to get back on the ice.

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The Sierra Providence Events Center, located at 4100 E. Paisano in the same parking lot as the El Paso County Coliseum, is the home of the El Paso Rhino’s and the area’s largest and only indoor professional ice-skating rink.

And like all indoor rinks, no matter what the weather is like outside it’s always chilly indoors, so bring a jacket and a pair of gloves.

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