The Winterfest Hartford rink is open for free ice skating and skate rentals from November 25, 2016 through January 8, 2017.  The rink is located next to the Pump House in Bushnell Park. Regular rink hours are 11 am to 8 pm with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas, when rink hours are noon to 4 pm and New Year's Eve, when the rink will be open from noon until midnight in celebration of First Night Hartford.  Free Learn to Skate classes will be offered from 10 - 11 am on Saturday December 3, 10, 17, and 31. For a great list of other things to do in Downtown Hartford check out our calendar of events.

Help keep skaters hands, head and feet toasty and dry! Donate mittens, hats and socks; drop them off the iQuilt Innovation Center located at 24 Central Row, 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday.