Free outdoor ice skating rink in Recoleta

3:12 PM Sandra Gutrejde 3 Comments

This winter, for the first time in history, Buenos Aires will have an outdoors, public and free ice skating rink, in the style of New York's Rockefeller Center and Central Park rinks, and Moscow's Red Square rink.
It has been installed in Recoleta, at Plaza Uruguay, surrounded by Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta avenues and streets Austria and Tagle
It will open on Monday, July 25, 2011, as promised by the Ministry of Public Space of Buenos Aires, and will operate for 30 consecutive days.
The 450 square meters rink will have a capacity of 100 people skating simultaneously, with shifts of 30 minutes per person in order of arrival to avoid crowds.
There will be specialized personnel to oversee the skating and free skates will be lend to the public.
A number of places will be reserved for children under 12, since the first days of operation coincide with the winter school holidays.
The rink will have artificial lighting, and it will be open every day 9:00 am to 12:00pm, and  2:00pm to 9:00pm.

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  1. We were watching them put up scaffolding one day and wondered what they were going to do there. What fun !
    That is one of Pup's favorite parks :)

  2. It will be really fun! Let me know if it's officially open if you go by, it's supposed to be functioning today!

  3. The opening has been postponed to Monday 25, I have updated the information now.