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CHI Franciscan Polar Plaza

Date: Novemeber 19, 2016 - January 1, Polar Plaza 20162017
Time: Hours vary
Location: Tollefson Plaza
South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Cost: General - $11
5-Skate Pass - $45
Promotion/Youth - $10
Got Skates - $8
Children 5 and under - $5
Guest (non-skater) - $3

Join us for festive family fun this holiday season when CHI Franciscan Polar Plaza comes to downtown Tacoma for its sixth year of ice skating on Tollefson Plaza located at 17th and Pacific.

CHI Franciscan Polar Plaza is a special place for the community to come together and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy music, special holiday events, and more. The rink operates through a partnership between the City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma. Come join us in celebrating the holday season -- it’s time to skate!

To accompany skating, Metro Parks plans a busy schedule of complementary activities in the tented space adjacent to the rink. They include a story time hosted by the W.W. Seymour Botanical Observatory on opening day, November 19; several “make it-take it” holiday decorations workshops; and fun with jingle bells and karaoke on December 24. You can skate with the Seattle Thunderbirds on November 27 or the Winter Skate Club on November 30. Adult broomball and dodgeball tournaments are planned for November 22 and November 29, respectively.


Register buttonJingle Bell Rock 5k and 1 Mile Kids Run

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.Jingle Bell Rock 2016
Location: Ft. Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Avenue Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98498

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online

Dig out your favorite elf hats, Santa beards, striped stockings, and other holiday-themed costumes. Everyone is welcome, including dogs, so bring the whole family and get your jingle on (bells provided) at beautiful Fort Steilacoom Park. Join the costume contest. Prizes go to best family, best adult individual, child, and best dog! For those with children, we have a one mile course to walk or run. The 1 mile course is on both dirt and paved trails. Warm up around the fire pit at the finish with s’mores and cider!