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Winterfest Ice Rink

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Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Kiener Plaza
November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Kiener Plaza

Ice Skating Returns to Downtown St. Louis

A favorite St. Louis winter tradition for all ages, the fourth annual Winterfest, presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technologies returns to Kiener Plaza and features a community ice rink, a Winter Market shopping district, reserved Igloo seating with Sugarfire table service and more exciting events than ever before.

Experience this St. Louis winter tradition with the most iconic backdrop in the city, the Gateway Arch.

Ice Rink

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation brings you an ice skating experience like no other! Grab your friends and your skates if you've got them (don't worry you can rent a pair of ours if you don't)  and enjoy this real-ice, outdoor rink in the heart of Kiener Plaza. In the shadow of the Gateway Arch or under its new lights.  Winterfest is open with regular hours and special events November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020! 

Enjoy the rink and enjoy a Winterfest that's bigger, better and brighter than ever before. Stay tuned for special event updates.

Rent Skates Now!

Igloo Village

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 23rd and ending January 26th. Also open on New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31st.

New to Winterfest, enjoy the festivities from the warmth of the Winterfest Igloo Village. Reserve your personal, upscale warming tent that includes:

  • Stylish, comfortable seating and cozy blankets in a heated personal space
  • Table service from the Sugarfire Winterfest Café featuring, a $50 credit for food and drink from Sugarfire (outside food is not permitted, must be 21 with valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages)
  • Up to six Winterfest Ice Rink Skate rentals
  • Free parking at Ballpark Village (parking for one vehicle only, If Ballpark Village is full, parking guest may also park in the Stadium East Garge (entrance on Broadway)
  • Classic view of the Gateway Arch for a picture perfect photos
  • Seats up to 6 people comfortably

Great for special occasions, girls’ nights out, and experiencing the magic of the holidays in Downtown St. Louis.

Rent an Igloo!

Winter Market at Winterfest

New this year and carefully curated by St. Louis’ own The Women’s Creative, the Winter Market is a traditional European outdoor market featuring local small businesses and artisans. Located in the northern section of Kiener Plaza, the Winter Market is a great place to shop unique gifts, local swag and handmade items for all the special people on your list.

Saturdays and Sundays November 23, 24, 29 and 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Other Events

Character Appearances

December 1: Elsa & Anna
December 8: Tiana & Spiderman 
December 15: Ariel & Cinderella
December 22: Peter Pan & Tinkerbell 
December 29: Snow White & Captain Marvel
NYE: Rapunzel & Flynn Rider; Spider-Man, Spider Gwen

New Years Eve

New Year's Eve at Winterfest is designed for the whole family! The Ice Rink opens at 4 p.m. for ice skating all afternoon and into the evening. Ring in 2020 with fire performers and appearances by some of your kids’ favorite characters, all while enjoying festive treats from the Sugarfire Winter Café! There will also be an early New Year's Eve countdown with fireworks at 8 p.m.

St. Louis Blues 3-on-3 Hockey Classic

The Winterfest 3 on 3 Hockey Classic starts December 14th and ends with the Championship being played on January 23rd during All-Star Week. Teams will compete for the Winterfest 3 on 3 championship trophy on the Winterfest rink at Kiener Plaza. Registration fee is $500 a team. Click here for more information and registration. The public is invited to watch the exciting games from 10 a.m. to noon.

Register to Play

One Nation Celebration

#TeamSTL is in the house! Join us Saturday, January 18 to kick off NHL All-Star week. We'll celebrate the successful seasons of the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals with player and alumni appearances, autograph signings and much more. The St. Louis BattleHawks, our new XFL team, and #MLS4THELOU join the Blues and Cardinals for a special recognition of our growing professional sports community. One of St. Louis’ most favorite sons, Charles Glenn, performs a free concert sponsored by AARP in St. Louis.

NHL All-Star Week

Wednesday, January 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, January 24, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, Noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, Noon – 8 p.m.
Special NHL All-Star Activities TBA