Winterfest is back 100 percent and ice skating is one of the events making a return this year. So if you’re looking for a "cool" activity to do over the holidays, beginning Saturday, November 20, you can have a super-fun time gliding effortlessly -- or shuffling awkwardly -- across the ice on El Paso’s only outdoor seasonal rink.

Big enough for twirling and a bunny hop or two, the rink offers novices and pros alike the opportunity to ice skate in the sunshine during the day and under the stars at night.

Attractions nearby include a Winter Market full of local vendors and artisans, and the Holiday Cafe where you can sit down and enjoy snacks and hot beverages.

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

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Where
The rink is located between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Plaza Theatre

When
Nov. 20 through January 2, 2022

Cost
$8 6 years and older
$5 for 5 & Under
Includes skate rentals

El Paso Winterfest

Hours
4-9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays
4-11 p.m. Thursdays
4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fridays
12 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturdays
12 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays

Skate Sessions
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. Sessions can be purchased online, or in person at the box office booth.

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