It’s the brief time of year when parts of St. Pete fully embrace the winter season (even if it’s not technically winter just yet). There’s been sledding in North Straub Park and snow at Sundial. Across the bridge in Tampa, Curtis Hixon Park has been transformed into a magical winter village.
Now, add a skating rink to the list. Previously, the city had set up a small rink as part of its festive display at North Straub Park to varying degrees of success. This year, the beautiful waterfront Albert Whitted Park will get a real skating rink that will be open through January 7.
One hour skate sessions on the waterfront
How much are sessions at the Albert Whitted Park skating rink? Sessions are $10 per person. The cost includes skate rentals. Each session lasts one hour.
Don’t forget your socks! Listen, we know it’s nice to walk around in flip flops and boat shoes on a warm day. But if you want to lace up a pair of skates you’re going to need some socks. If you forget, you can rent a pair of socks for $2.
Here are the full skating rink hours:
Dec 15 and 16 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec 17 through 21 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec 22 and 23 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec 24 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec 25 CLOSED
Dec 26 through Dec 30 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec 31 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan 1 through Jan 7th 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
More festive events coming soon
The city is also hosting movies in the park events at Vinoy Park on select evenings in December. You can find a full lineup of films here.
Crescent Lake is also hosting its own holiday movies in the park event. Full details can be found here.
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