Ice skating is just one of those quintessential Christmas activities for a merry holiday season, so we’re glad to know that an ice rink has popped up in South Florida — and right by the beach, no less.
The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) Fort Lauderdale has debuted The Wonderland RINK for the holiday season, in time for their Third Annual WONDERLAND series, which brings tons of activities for the season.
The 4,000 sq. ft. eco-friendly, technological marvel that brings the thrill of ice skating seaside is said to be composed of self-moisturizing, seamless tongue-and-groove panels for skaters to glide and turn as they would on conventional ice, while providing a traditional wintertime experience that’s perfect for all ages and experiences.
The rink will open daily through Jan. 1, and will feature weekly themed skates, including:
- Chill & Thrill College Student Skate Monday
- Giving Tuesday benefiting local nonprofits
- Glam & Glide Girls’ Night Out on Wednesdays
- Skate in Cinema coinciding with Seasons Screenings movie nights
- Rock The RINK Fridays with live music
- Love on Ice Couples Night on Saturdays
- Family Skate with Santa and friends on Sundays
Half-time skates will take place every Monday and Wednesday for seniors (55+) and every Tuesday and Thursday for little ones (3-5 years old). Ry’s Coffee will also be on site to offer some much-deserved, post-skating hot chocolate, iced coffees and other holiday treats.
To make the holiday season even brighter, $2 from each ticket sale for the ice rink on Giving Tuesdays will go to local nonprofit organizations, including the Humane Society of Broward County (Nov. 21), United Way of Broward County’s Mission United (Nov. 28), The Pride Center at Equality Park (Dec. 5), Feeding South Florida (Dec. 12), Broward Center Arts in Education (Dec. 19) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Broward County (Dec 26).
Beyond the Wonderland RINK, The LOOP is also transforming into its epic WONDERLAND holiday experience, a seven-week celebration just steps from the shoreline with a holiday MKT, strolling characters, live music, dance performances, visits with Santa, holiday movies and more. Find their full schedule of events and experiences here.
The Wonderland RINK in Fort Lauderdale Beach is open until January 1, 2024 and located at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316. For more information and to book your spot, visit their website.