Published: November 28, 2023
Kick off your flip flops and slip on some skates to experience an outdoor, seaside “ice skating” adventure at Fort Lauderdale Beach.
For those looking for a unique South Florida wintertime activity, The RINK at the LOOP is it. The attraction features a 4,000 square-foot self-moisturizing,
tongue-and-groove panel skating surface just steps from the shore. The smooth surface allows skaters of all levels to glide and turn as they would on conventional ice, minus the cold toes.
Open daily, the locale hosts weekly specialty themes including Giving Tuesday to benefit nonprofits every Tuesday, Skate in Cinema (coinciding with Seasons Screenings movie nights) on Thursdays and a Family Skate with Santa and friends on Sundays. The RINK touts a number of different weekly specials too, and skate rentals are included with the fee.
But, that’s not all. In addition to ice skating, there’s a variety of fun-filled activities and performances for all ages during the third annual WONDERLAND event taking place through January 1, 2024 at the LOOP. Seasons Screenings delivers entertaining outdoor movies including Abominable on Dec. 7, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Dec. 14 and Arthur Christmas on Dec. 21; while Music on the Main Lawn invites guests to enjoy live music in a range of genres including Country/Rock on Dec.1, Latin Pop on Dec. 8 and 80s Flashback on Dec. 15. The fun continues with free photos with Santa and other holiday characters on select dates, and a holiday market with artisan-made gifts for giving, homemade bites and fashion finds.
Las Olas Oceanside Park (LOOP) is located at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The RINK hours and prices vary. For more information, visit http://www.theloopftl.com.