Outdoor

Marie McAden

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Get on the ice this holiday season

Posted 12/23/2013 9:39:00 AM

You won’t find a lot of frozen ponds in South Carolina this winter. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one of the season’s most popular recreational activities — outdoor ice skating.

Columbia, Spartanburg and Greenville have set up rinks right in the middle of their downtowns, offering a Rockefeller Center experience for the Eric Heiden in all of us.

Rental skates are provided, so all you need is a nice warm pair of socks to get on the ice and practicing your figure eights. Here’s a rundown on all three rinks:

Columbia—Main Street Ice
Open: through Jan. 20
Hours of operation: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger, skaters 55 and older and active duty military.
Location: Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St.

Spartanburg—Skating on the Square
Open: through Jan. 5
Hours of operation: 3 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $10.
Location: Morgan Square, 108 West Main St.

Greenville—Ice on Main
Open: through Jan. 20
Hours of operation: 2 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for children 12 and younger.
Location: Village Green, 208 South Main St.