Remember the days when the Lake Forest Plaza shopping mall in New Orleans East used to have an ice skating rink? Although the Plaza eventually shut its doors, that doesn't mean we have to give up the dream of ice skating in our fair city.
With the holidays approaching, the wintertime activity makes a return to the area. Here are a few rinks you can slide to this holiday season.
NOLA Christmas Fest
The family-friendly indoor Christmas festival at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features an ice skating rink. The 52-foot by 140-foot indoor rink is open from Dec. 21 to Dec. 31. You can bring your own skates or use the ones that are provided on site. Socks are required to secure skates. Parents are welcome to bring helmets for their kids. Private skating lessons are available as well.
Photo courtesy: Nola Christmas Fest
Kenner Christmas Village
The Kenner Christmas Village relocates to Kenner City Park this year and includes an ice skating rink. The village opens Wednesdays through Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It opens Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Village admission is free.
Photo courtesy: Visit Jefferson Parish