Winter Solstice on Ice returns to Solaris ice rink in Vail |

Winter Solstice on Ice returns to Solaris ice rink in Vail

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Michael Okoniewski

VAIL – Vail Family Holidaze continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday with three performances of Winter Solstice on Ice, a holiday ice-skating show.Winter Solstice on Ice brings world-class ice skaters, such as three-time Olympian Todd Eldredge and U.S. Figure Skating Championships winner Ryan Bradley, to Vail Village to perform singles, pairs and group programs. All Winter Solstice on Ice performances will take place on the ice rink in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village and are free and open to the public. Winter Solstice on Ice begins at 5 p.m. each day. Today, Friday and Saturday from 3:15 to 4 p.m., children are invited to join national and international ice-skating competitors as they share the ice at the Arrabelle at Vail Square and Solaris Plaza before they perform in Winter Solstice on Ice. As spaces are limited for this event, those interested in participating are encouraged to register early at the skate rental shops at each rink. Participants in Skate with the Stars must be intermediate-level ice skaters or above. Visit the FAQ page at for more details on registration for Skate with the Stars.From 3 to 5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, the Vail Family Holidaze Kids Zone will continue throughout Vail Village and Lionshead, with free, holiday-themed events. Children can pick up a Kids Zone map at any of the event stations, marked with candy cane-striped poles, which will guide them through the entire Kids Zone. Children who visit eight of the nine Kids Zone stations between now and Monday will receive a free Vail Family Holidaze prize. Activities include the Vail Arctic Express train rides presented by Alpine Bank, Santa’s Workshop presented by the Vail Recreation District, the S’More Spot presented by Nature Valley, ornament making and more.Vail Family Holidaze is the annual event for families and children surrounding the holiday season that includes holiday concerts, ice skating performances, the Vail Family Holidaze Kids Zone, carolers, the Candy Cane Patrol at mountain base areas, New Year’s Eve activities and more. For more information, visit

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