For the first couple of years, Raleigh's Winterfest ice rink hosted stroller skating where parents could push their child in strollers on the ice.
It's returning next week for a Thursday morning. From 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 14, the rink will offer special stroller skating hours. The cost will be $12 for both the stroller and the adult skater. I did this several years ago with my younger child and made a complete fool of myself, but had a blast! (And that baby I pushed is in kindergarten now!).
The rink in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza also will have some other special activities through the end of January when it shuts down. Admission, including skate rental, is $10.
They'll also offer free ice skating lessons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday (weather permitting). The 15-minute lessons will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The rink hosts Two for Tuesdays most Tuesday evenings when skaters can buy one pass and get one completely free.
Wednesdays is college night at the rink. Students can show their valid college I.D. and receive $2 off the price of admission.
On Thursdays, skaters are encouraged to show their pride for the Carolina Hurricanes. Customers sporting any Hurricanes logo wear will receive $2 off the price of admission.
On most Fridays, a DJ from Vox DJ Company will be spinning '80s and '90s tunes as well as current favorites.