It's less than two days until the Big Day arrives. After a frenzied couple of hours, the presents will be opened, the food will be eaten, and all the preparations for the Christmas holiday will be dismissed in a pile of discarded wrapping paper and distended bellies. If you're looking to spend some quality family time beyond the 24 hour "Christmas Story" marathon, look no further than our beloved Fountain Square.
The U.S. Bank Ice Rink will be open Christmas Day, Friday Dec. 25, from 2pm to 10pm. The rink will also be open New Year’s Day, Friday Jan. 1, from 2pm to 10pm.
Regular hours from now through Sunday Jan. 3 are Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm, and Friday & Saturday from 10am to midnight. From January 4 to February 21, the regular hours will change to:
- Sunday - Wednesday: noon – 6pm
- Thursday: noon – 10pm
- Friday & Saturday: noon – 10pm
- Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s day: 10am – 6pm
The cost to skate is $2.50 per person. Skate rental is also $2.50 or feel free to bring your own skates. Parking is conveniently located in the Fountain Square Garage for just $5 after 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, and Metro's Government Square bus hub is located less than a block away for convenient bus service. Bicycle parking is also plentiful on/around the square.
Come start a new holiday tradition on Fountain Square this holiday season. And if you're not in town but want to live vicariously through others, Cincinnati Bell has a live webcam of the ice skating area here.