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Best Holiday Ice Skating in Seattle

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For a picture-perfect holiday, bundle up, grab the kids and head out for a glide on the ice! The Seattle area boasts five outdoor rinks for the holidays, including a brand new site on Capitol Hill!

Magic Season Ice Arena
November 25 – January 8, 2012
Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE 4th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.magicseason.com

Skate and celebrate at the Magic Season Ice Arena brought to you by Bank of America in Bellevue Downtown Park! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends. Food and hot beverage concessions available on-site.
Admission is $10, includes skate rentals for all ages, including toddlers. Personal skates are allowed, $7 admission. Credit cards accepted. Free parking (3 hour limit) is available around the Bellevue Downtown Park off NE 1st Street/NE 2nd Street and 100th Avenue NE. Passes can be purchased online.

Winterfest Ice Rink
November 25 – January 2, 2012
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Glide into the season with the greatest of ease. For novice or Olympiad ice skaters, the Winterfest Ice Rink offers fun for all. Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6– 12, $2 children ages 5 and under. Admission fee includes skate rental. Cash only. Admission is free only to patrons wanting to watch and not ice skate. Special hours: Dec. 24 closes 4pm, Dec. 25 closed, Dec. 31 closes at 11:30pm.

Holiday on Ice
November 28 – December 4
Pioneer Park Pavilion
330 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com

Bring the whole family to downtown Puyallup for an ice skating experience! Admission is $7/person and includes skate rental. $5.50 if you bring your own skates. Between 12:00pm – 2:30pm it’s the “cheap skate” option – $4/person plus skate rental or $2.50 if you bring your own skates. Check the website for skating times.

Polar Plaza
November 25 – January 2, 2012
Tolefson Plaza
Commerce St. and S 17th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98402
http://www.polarplaza.com

The only covered open-air ice rink in Tacoma, Polar Plaza gives the community an opportunity to come together and make memories to last a lifetime.
Monday through Friday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 8:00pm; Open until midnight on December 31. Adults and Children: $8;
Skate rental: $2; Members of Tacoma Art Museum: $1 off admission; All active duty military members and family: $1 off admission

Capitol Hill’s First Annual Ice Rink
December 6 – December 24
11:00am – 10:00pm
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.calandersonpark.org

Fun news for everyone — the park will host its first ever community sponsored ice rink! Admission is $12/adults, $6/kids six and under. Includes skates and one hour skate time.

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