Saturday, December 9, 2023

Last Call for Ice Skating at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion

CW Liberty's Ice Pavillion
Skaters enjoy Liberty’s Ice Pavillion on Duke of Gloucester Street (photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Ice skaters only have a few more days to enjoy Liberty’s Ice Pavilion before the attraction closes for the season Sunday evening.


Admission for daily unlimited skating is $10 for skaters 13 and older and $8 for ages 3-12. Skate rental is available for $3. The ice rink is open through Saturday from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is located at 311 Duke of Gloucester Street, to the east of the William & Mary Bookstore, in front of the John Blair House. A Colonial Williamsburg concession stand near the rink serves coffee, hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, warm pretzels and popcorn. The stand also offers mittens, scarves and other cold weather apparel and necessities for sale.

The rink, with a skating surface of real ice, is supported by a $150,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources is chairman of the Colonial Williamsburg board of trustees. The grant helped defray construction costs for the new rink.

The skating rink has been a popular addition to the Merchants Square retail shopping and dining area, and Colonial Williamsburg officials expect it to return next season.

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