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Ice skating returns to Tollefson Plaza this winter

The popular Franciscan Polar Plaza is returning to downtown Tacoma this winter. And you’ll be able to take a teeny train to get there.

The covered, open-air ice rink at Tollefson Plaza, across from Tacoma Art Museum, will open Friday, November 23 and run through January 6. This will be its second year.

The staffed rink will be 20-percent larger than last year and the seating/viewing area will also be larger.

Admission to the rink will be $8. Skate rental is $2. There will be music and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for sale. Themed nights, live music

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New outdoor ice rinks in Tacoma and Puyallup join annual ones in Seattle and Bellevue

Ahh – there you go, gliding over fresh ice, wrapped up in scarf and hat, laughing with friends, sipping hot cocoa… It’s outdoor ice skating time – that’s outdoor ice rinks, of course, in the mild Pacific Northwest. But with two new rinks just opened in downtown Tacoma and Puyallup, along with favorites further north in Seattle and Bellevue, how to choose?

Here, we give you the scoop (or maybe the slush) on location, atmosphere, price, food and ice quality to help you choose where you’ll be skating this December.
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