Winterfest at the Arch Rink

Luther Ely Smith Square
Dec. 27 to Jan. 8
11:00am - 8:00pm Daily


The excitement of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is coming to St. Louis! Before the puck drops on January 2, the St. Louis Blues and the Gateway Arch Park Foundation are inviting the community to Winterfest at the Arch.

The highlight of Winterfest at the Arch is the installation of an ice skating rink in Luther Ely Smith Square with the Gateway Arch as backdrop. St. Louisans and visitors alike can skate and enjoy the incredible view of the Arch and downtown St. Louis. The skating rink will be made of synthetic ice, a unique material that replicates the feeling of skating on real ice. Visitors can use real ice skates on the 46 x 92 foot rink. The rink will be open from December 27 - January 8 with fun events throughout. There will be food, music, and so much more!

Dec. 27

Opening Celebration

The Winterfest at the Arch ice rink opens for skating with a family fun celebration with music, food, giveaways, and autograph opportunities with Blues alumni.

11:00am Ice Rink Opens
1:00pm Opening ceremony and puck drop, appearances by Blues players Joel Edmundson and Ty Rattie, autographs, Winter Classic ticket drawing, skating, photo opportunities with St. Louis Blues mascot Louie.
2:00pm Skating and meet and greet with Louie
5:00pm Appearances by Blues alumni, autographs and Winter Classic Alumni game ticket give-away
5:30 - 8:00pm Winterfest at the Arch ice rink will remain open for skating with music and food trucks


Dec. 30

Winter Whiskey Warm-Up


5:30 - 8:00pm | Old Couthouse Rotunda
The finest whiskeys can be tasted in the unique setting of the rotunda of the Old Courthouse. Attendance is limited to 200 attendees. The all-inclusive ticket will include great food and samples of the world’s finest whiskeys. VIP Tickets include the St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators hockey game at 7:00 p.m. (Shuttle service between Scottrade and the Old Courthouse will be provided for VIP ticket holders.) 

Click here for tickets (link to secure site).

Dec. 31

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Event

Celebrate New Year's Eve with ice skating, food trucks, and music! All ages will enjoy entertainment by Circus Kaput.

11:00am - 8:00pm Winterfest Ice Rink open
5:00pm - 8:30pm Family Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration
8:00pm Fireworks over the Mississippi River.


Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Skate & Street Hockey Tournament

Street hockey and more organized by the St. Louis Blues.

The tournament will consist of 24 teams split into two age brackets (7-9 and 10-12 years old). Games will be played 3 on 3 with a goalie using a street hockey ball. The games will begin at 10:30am on January 1. Click here to register.

The Winterfest rink will be open for skating while the street hockey tournament is occurring on 4th Street.