Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. CityScape will be transformed into an ice skater’s dream with a massive 36-foot holiday tree dramatically placed in the center of the real ice rink along with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Bystanders watching over the rink from Patriots Park can sip a cup of hot cocoa, and Santa will make an appearance every Saturday and Sunday for photos from 4pm until 8pm.
New this year, CitySkate is partnering with Phoenix Art Museum to transform the retail space next to Charming Charlie at CityScape into an interactive art pop-up shop. Holiday revelers and those strolling around Downtown Phoenix can enjoy the feature installation, Carcerolazo, by artist Saskia Jordá, as well as experience on-site performances and programs including dance, music and hands-on activities every day. In addition, the Desert Wonderland in the City installation by Joe Pagac will bring the south side of the ice skating rink to life with a 3-D realistic mural blending real desert and painted plants to act as the perfect backdrop for family photos, group shots or selfies.