Join us for
Winterfest at the Arch

Experience the joy of skating at the Gateway Arch!



November 18 - January 1

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Every Thursday - Sunday
(open all week Dec. 24 - Jan. 1)

Rink entry: FREE (guests can bring their own, approved, ice skates)


Skate Rentals

per one hour session
Adults: $12
Children 10 and under: $7
Sizes: Junior 9 - Adult 14
Beginner/Assist Skates - Double Runners available.
Additional sessions: $5


For vendor information, lost and found, and general inquiries:
(314) 441-6250



Kiener Plaza
500 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102
Bike racks on-site. MetroLink stations at 8th & Pine. For more transit options, click here.



Group rates

Groups of 10 or more can reserve special rates. Group must reserve three days in advance by calling (314) 441-6250. Group rates are not available Fridays & Saturdays.

Group Package - $10 Per Skate Rental ($5 Child) for one skating session (1 hour). Group names will be mentioned on PA announcements. 

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Rink rental

The Winterfest ice rink in Kiener Plaza is available for private rentals on certain days of the week. Pricing starts at $1,000 for a 90-minute session.

For more information, please contact Matt Brinkmann, Special Events and Programming Manager, at 314-881-3542 or


Nov. 18 - Jan. 1

Winterfest at the Arch Rink

Kiener Plaza
Open 2 - 9pm
Thursday through Sunday

Nov. 18


festival of lights AND     rink opening

Christmas in St. Louis is pleased to announce that the 2017 Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights will return to Kiener Plaza! The Festival of Lights will take place Saturday, November 18th and will include a host of live entertainment, lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights, and a festive fireworks finale.

 Member Night

Nov. 20

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation invites Gateway Arch Park Friends to Member Night at Winterfest at the Arch. We are grateful for your support, and we are inviting you to be our guest as a way to say thank you! The rink will be open exclusively for Gateway Arch Park Friends with complimentary skate rentals for members and + 3 guests! PLUS giveaways, raffles, treats, and more! 

Members who RSVP will receive a special gift. To RSVP, Contact Jojo Weatherspoon, Membership Coordinator, at or 314-881-3531.

Skate sessions are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Skate session are 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, and 8-9 pm.


Nov. 30


ONe nation night

The St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up to celebrate One Nation Night during Winterfest at the Arch on Thursday, November 30th.  This event will include appearances from Alumni, Louie and Fredbird along with special prizes, giveaways, and more!

St. Louis Blues Holiday Toy Drive and Viewing Party

Dec. 2

Fans can watch the Blues at Minnesota Wild game on large outdoor screens in Kiener Plaza on Saturday, December 2nd. FOX Sports Midwest will do live cut-ins from the Winterfest rink during Blues pregame, intermissions and postgame shows.  The St. Louis Blues will also host a toy drive, and fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donation.

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A Winter's Dinner

Dec. 7

A Winter’s Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is an opportunity to experience a deliciously prepared dinner accompanied by seasonally themed cocktails in an intimate winter wonderland setting.

Over dinner and cocktails, we will reflect on the progress that we have made and the mission of the Foundation. Ticket sales benefit the Gateway Arch Park Foundation.

Winterfest 3 on 3 Hockey Classic
Dec. 2 - Dec. 30

Grab your buddies and join us for the Winterfest 3 on 3 Hockey Classic starting Dec. 2 and ending Dec. 16 with the Championship being played on Dec. 30. Teams will compete for the inaugural Winterfest 3 on 3 Championship Trophies on the Winterfest rink at Kiener Plaza this Holiday Season. Registration fee of $500 a team includes team jerseys, and guaranteed four games

Two divisions of six teams broken down by skill level  

  • Division A - 21 & UP - Intermediate - Expert Skill Level
  • Division B - 26 & Up - Beginner - Intermediate Skill Level

Games are two - twelve minute halves with a one minute intermission. Each team is allowed up to six players with three players on the ice at once. No goalies. 

Little Blues - Learn to Play Program
Nov. 19 - Dec. 17

Join us for our first ever outdoor session of Little Blues at Winterfest every Sunday between Nov. 19-Dec. 17. Registration for this session will be $150.00 and will include a full set of equipment, USA Hockey membership, five hour long practices, and a Blue Note Kids Club membership.

Participants will be divided into two groups, 11:30am-12:30pm or 12:30-1:30pm, and will skate in that group every Sunday for the duration of the program.

Try Hockey for Free
Dec. 2 - 8:00am

Children ages 4-9 are invited to come try hockey at no cost to their parents. Participants will be able to borrow a full set of equipment for an hour to try hockey for the first time. All children participating will receive a Blues Youth Hockey Jersey and a hockey stick.

Street Blues - Street Hockey Tournament
Dec. 30

Join us on December 30th for our second annual Street Blues Ball Hockey tournament. 20 teams of seven players (6 players and 1 goalie) will compete in a round robin format across two divisions. There will be ten teams in the 7-9 age group, and ten teams in the 10-12 age group.



Presenting Sponsor


Rink Sponsor

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Friends of Winterfest at the Arch

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For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Melinger, Director of Development, at 314-881-3535 or


Daily Events

Explore the Winterfest calendar for special events, rink hours, and more. Click here to scroll through daily events and descriptions. Winterfest kicks-off November 18.