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Winterfest event
November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Winterfest – Saturdays & Sundays

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is thrilled to bring back Winterfest presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology, produced in partnership with the St. Louis Blues.

This holiday season, ice skate in the shadow of the Arch at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza presented by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. This Downtown winter tradition is bigger, better and brighter this year with more lights, cheery warming igloos and s’mores roasting stations.

From November 20 to January 2, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, celebrate the magic of the season in Downtown St. Louis with ice skating, holiday lights and music, cozy igloos, winter market, and so much more!

Igloo Rentals
Ice Skating
Tram & Ice Skate Rental Combo
S’mores Station


Winterfest Igloo Rental
2021 – 2022 INDIVIDUAL PRICING
2-Hour Igloo Rental: $250

Enjoy Winterfest from the warmth of the Igloo Village in Kiener Plaza! Reserve your personal, upscale warming tent which includes:

  • Stylish, comfortable seating in a heated personal space.
  • $50 Food and Drink credit toward table service provided by Winterfest Café.
  • Up to six Winterfest Ice Rink Skate rentals.
  • Free 3 hour parking at Kiener West Garage.
    (1 car per reservation)
  • A picture-perfect photo opp with beautiful views of the Gateway Arch!

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

This year, you have the option to upgrade your Igloo rental with a number of packages, including a birthday celebration package, date night package, one-hour extension, or Winterfest blanket. View details and choose an upgrade after adding your Igloo reservation to your cart.

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

Winterfest Igloo

Ice Skating
2021-2022 INDIVIDUAL PRICING
Adult Ice Skate Rental (16 & Over): $12
Child Ice Skate Rental (3-15): $7

Things to know:

  • Online skate rental can be used at any time during operating hours on the date chosen. Time that appears during checkout shows the rink opening time.
  • Skating is free to the public without reservations for those that bring approved ice skates.
  • Walk-up ice skate rentals may be still available when online tickets are sold out.
  • All sales are final.

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

Special Holiday Ice Rink Hours:
Extended Holiday Hours | Dec 26 – Jan 2: Daily, 12 – 8 pm
Christmas Day | Dec 25: 2 – 8 pm

Free Skate Days
Nov 20. On opening day, everyone can rent skates for free, courtesy of Gateway Arch Park Foundation and Ameren.
Fridays: Kids skate free, courtesy of the St. Louis Blues.
To purchase skate rental tickets, click on Ice Skating.
Redemption of ice skate rental at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza is subject to capacity and availability of ice skates and sizes at the time of arrival. In the event of inclement weather that effects rink operation, tickets will be honored on the next normal operational date. Please check the Winterfest Event for details.
group of people ice skating in Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis.

Tram & Ice Skating
2021 – 2022 INDIVIDUAL PRICING
Adult Tram & Skate Rental (16+): $24 – $28
Child Tram & Skate Rental (3-15): $15 – $19
Tram & Skate Rental with America the Beautiful Pass: $21 – $25

Things to know:

  • Online skate rental can be used at any time during operating hours on the date chosen. Time that appears during checkout shows the rink opening time.
  • Skating is free to the public without reservations for those that bring approved ice skates.
  • Walk-up ice skate rentals may be still available when online tickets are sold out.
  • The Gateway Arch facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Winterfest Ice Rink is open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, go to Winterfest Ice Skate Rental for tickets.
  • All sales are final.
Check out the Tram & Ice Skate Rental Combo!

Redemption of ice skate rental at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza is subject to capacity and availability of ice skates and sizes at the time of arrival. In the event of inclement weather that effects rink operation, tickets will be honored on the next normal operational date. Please check the Winterfest Event for details.

S’mores Stations
2021 – 2022 INDIVIDUAL PRICING
30 Minute S’mores Station: $15

Winterfest Campfire Kit: includes 4 graham cracker sheets, 6 marshmallows, 2 HERSHEY’S® milk chocolate bars and 4 toasting sticks. Makes up to 6 servings. Purchasing a kit also includes access to the Winterfest fire pits for roasting your s’mores.

S’mores Station Hours:
Friday: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday: 2 – 8 pm
Sunday: 2 – 8 pm
Walk-up availability begins at noon.

To reserve a S’mores Station with Campfire Kit, click on S’mores Station.

S’mores Stations must be purchased at least a day in advance. Some s’mores stations may still be available on location when online tickets are sold out. All sales are final. Winterfest is presented by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. All sales are final.

hand holding a s'more

FAQs

When does my igloo rental begin/end?

Your two-hour igloo rental begins at your selected reservation time, which can be found on your confirmation email or electronic ticket. Our igloos are very popular, and time cannot be extended beyond your reserved time slot. Please allow for extra time to accommodate parking accordingly. If you arrive early, please wait until your reservation time to check in so we can best prepare for your experience.

Near the end of your rental, the igloo must be unoccupied and cleaned by our staff for the next guests, whose two-hour rental begins immediately at the time yours ends.

What is included in the igloo rental?

Our igloos feature stylish, comfortable seating for up to six people in a heated space for two hours. The igloos border Kiener Plaza, providing you with a view of all the holiday festivities happening during Winterfest.

Food and beverage: Your reservation includes a food and beverage credit of $50 to use toward table service from JR’s Gourmet at the Winterfest Cafe. No outside food or drink is allowed within the Igloo Village. You must be 21 with a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Any outstanding balance for food and drink must be paid at least 15 minutes prior to the end of your rental time.

ParkingWith your rental, you will receive free parking for one (1) vehicle at Kiener West Garage. To access this garage, enter on 7th Street between Chestnut and Pine. (Note: this is only valid for one car with a one-time use). Please allow enough time for parking to get to your igloo on time.

If your Igloo party has more than one vehicle, you can find general Winterfest parking at both Kiener East and Kiener West Garages (starting at just $6 for up to 12 hours). Learn more at archpark.org/winterfest.

Ice skate rentals: You will receive up to six Winterfest ice skate rentals included with your igloo rental. Ice skate rentals can be used any time during the day of your igloo reservation. Note: Children skate free on Fridays.

How can we upgrade our igloo rental experience?

All upgrades must be done in advance when you make your reservation. We are excited to offer the following upgrades in 2021:  See webpage for details.

  • Blanket purchase
  • Deluxe Package
  • Birthday Celebration Package
  • Holiday Magic Package
  • S’mores kit

How do we get our wrist bands?

Your igloo rental provides up to six wrist bands. Winterfest wrist bands are required to enter the Igloo Village and the ice rink for your reserved time. You’ll receive wristbands upon arrival when you check in at the Winterfest Skate Shack at Kiener Plaza.

Are there any COVID-19 precautions in place?
Our igloos are thoroughly cleaned by our staff members in between each visit. Additionally, our food partner Chef Juwan Rice is committed to maintaining the highest level of hygiene and safety in preparing and handling your food. Masks are not required inside the igloos.

We do ask that if you develop symptoms in advance of your reservation to please stay home. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours after your visit, please contact us to let us know at our website archpark.org or (314) 441-6250.

Do you have additional questions?

Should you have any additional questions before your reservation date/time, please call (877) 982-1410.

ALERT - Limited Capacity

The Tram Ride to the Top is currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety measures. Guests are encouraged to plan in advance as we are selling out early and often.

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