BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Ice at Canalside delayed its opening weekend to Dec. 1-3, citing ongoing repairs to the rink’s cooling system that have taken longer than anticipated to complete.
The opening weekend festivities, which were originally slated for Nov. 24-26, will feature a live DJ, Christmas carolers, giveaways, fireworks and a visit from Santa Claus himself. This is the 10th season of the rink in downtown Buffalo.
A new, weekly family event on Sundays will feature a kids activity zone, coloring on the ice and visits from ice princesses.
Admission is $8 for ages 13 and up and $5 for children under 13, as well as military members. Children up to age 5 are free. Skates can be rented for $5.
Regular hours can be seen below:
- Monday and Tuesday: closed
- Wednesday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Special holiday hours can be seen below:
- Christmas: closed
- Dec. 26-Jan. 1: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Jan. 15: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Feb. 19: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Feb. 23: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.