Arguably the Winterfest activity El Pasoans look forward to most is lacing up and hitting the outdoor ice-skating rink. Last year the city experimented with a synthetic ice that got quite the chilly reception.

But that won’t be the case this year. You’ll be skating on "real ice" again.

“El Paso, we heard you loud and clear. This WinterFest 2022, El Paso Live is bringing back real ice to the ice-skating rink – El Paso Winterfest Facebook

And that isn’t the only new thing about this year's ice rink. It will be in a different spot, too.

New Rink Location

El Paso Winterfest
El Paso Winterfest

The rink will be bigger and in a different downtown location; across the street in the Convention Center Plaza.

Its new spot will not only accommodate the larger solid ice rink, but will allow those who want to skate to conveniently park in the Convention Center Garage, and/or hop on and off the El Paso Streetcar at the stop across from the garage.

Added attractions at The Rink this year include a light show, snow machines, live music on the rink stage every Friday, and theme nights on the ice on Saturdays.

What to Know If You Plan to Go

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Here's what you need to know about cost, hours, and how to book a skating session

Skate Sessions

Tickets are on sale online at

Skate Sessions are 50 minutes long and start on the hour. When you buy your skate pass, you buy into that one particular 50-minute session only.

Days and Hours

The Rink opens Saturday, November 19.

• Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Fridays: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
• Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
• Sundays: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


• $10.00 - ages 6 & up
• $5.00 - kids 5 & Under
• $7.00 - Military w/ ID every Monday (Military Mondays)

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