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July 7, 2020, Update: Gateway Arch National Park is delaying Phase II visitor access originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 8. Phase II includes the reopening of the Tram Ride to the Top and Documentary Movie as well as outdoor National Park Service programming. These experiences will remain unavailable until further notice. The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, Museum at the Gateway Arch, The Arch Store and the Arch Café are currently open for visitor access. Please continue to check for the latest updates.

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch COVID-19 Update: As we continue to monitor and assess the evolving health situation and follow guidance from federal and local health departments, we plan to re-introduce our cruise lineup slowly and carefully. At this time, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will only offer the one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. When we deem it appropriate, we will re-introduce other cruise experiences.

Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs have become exits only. Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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November 29, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 26, 2020

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Winterfest Ice Rink

Experience an ice skating rink like no other! Grab your skates and enjoy this outdoor rink in the heart of Kiener Plaza. In the shadow of the Gateway Arch or under its new lights, the Winterfest Ice Rink is a great winter destination with regular hours and special events November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020! Enjoy the rink, sip hot chocolate in the renovated park, or explore the play ground. Visiting the Arch? Check out the Tram & Stake Rental Combo!

Admission: FREE

Skate rentals are available: $12 Adults | $7 Children (3 – 15)
Children skate rentals are free Fridays and each day of NHL All-Star Week (Jan 22 – 26) – courtesy the St. Louis Blues!

BRAND NEW for 2019, enjoy Winterfest from the warmth of the Igloo Village in Kiener Plaza! Reserve your personal, upscale warming tent which includes:

  • Stylish, comfortable seating and cozy blankets in a heated personal space.
  • $50 Food and Drink credit toward table service provided by Sugarfire Winterfest Café.
  • Up to six Winterfest Ice Rink Skate rentals.
  • Free parking at Ballpark Village.
  • A picture-perfect photo opp with beautiful views of the Gateway Arch!

2-Hour Igloo Rentals: $250

To reserve heated Igloo seating with Sugarfire table service, click on Igloo Rentals.

Regular Ice Rink Hours:
Friday: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday: 12 – 8 pm
Sunday: 12 – 8 pm

Special Holiday Ice Rink Hours:
Thanksgiving Day | Nov 28: 8 – 12 pm *Free Skate Rental
Extended Holiday Hours | Dec 23 – Jan 1: Daily, 12 – 8 pm
Christmas Day | Dec 25: 12 – 4 pm

NHL All-Star Week Ice Rink Hours:
Wednesday, January 22: 4 – 8 pm
Thursday, January 23: 4 – 8 pm
Friday, January 24: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, January 25: 12 – 8 pm
Sunday, January 26: 12 – 8 pm

Winterfest Igloo Rental Hours:
Friday: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday: 2 – 8 pm
Sunday: 2 – 8 pm

NHL All-Star Week Igloo Hours:
Wednesday, January 22: 4 – 8 pm
Thursday, January 23: 4 – 8 pm
Friday, January 24: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, January 25: 2 – 8 pm
Sunday, January 26: 2 – 8 pm

Online reservations are not available or required for the free skate rental events.

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