Colonial Williamsburg Ice Skating

It was opening night on Friday as Colonial Williamsburg showed off its first ice skating rink by inviting its first skaters!

Appropriately named, the Liberty Ice Pavillion, it is located right in the Historic area.

The 50-foot, by 70-foot rink is made of real ice.

Skaters young and old began swirling around the rink as soon as the ribbon was cut.

Admission to the ice rink is $10 for skaters 13 and older and $8 for skaters from 3 to 12. Skates can be rented for another $3.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. It will be open daily through Feb. 29, including holidays.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is located at 311 Duke of Gloucester St., east of the William & Mary Bookstore, in front of the John Blair House. A concession stand near the rink will serve coffee and hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, warm pretzels and popcorn. The stand will also offer mittens, scarves and other cold weather clothing for sale.