Although many indoor rinks offer ice skating year round, the activity feels more festive and appropriate around the holidays. Enjoy the spirit of the season on Saturday, December 22, at Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex's "Skate with Santa" event. In the last few days leading to Christmas, what better way to get excited for his arrival on Christmas Eve than by meeting him beforehand for some friendly interaction on the ice? Moving around a bit will also probably diffuse some of the excited and nervous energy for some of the younger visitors, which will help everyone enjoy the holidays with more ease.
Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. and stay until 6:15 p.m. The event costs $2 for those 17 and under, $2.50 for college students, $5 for adults, and there is a family rate of $14. Skate rentals cost $3. The rink is located at 131 Elmwood Ave. For more information call 428-7889 or visit cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc.