Winter Solstice on Ice returns to Vail |

Winter Solstice on Ice returns to Vail

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVAIL CO, Colorado
World Champion Patrick Chan will perform today through Friday in Winter Solstice on Ice on the ice rink in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. He and his fellow ice skaters will also share the ice each of those afternoons with children during Skate with the Stars.

VAIL – Vail Family Holidaze continues today, Thursday and Friday with three performances of Winter Solstice on Ice, a holiday ice skating show featuring world-class and Olympic ice skaters. Winter Solstice on Ice brings world-class ice skaters, like World Champion Patrick Chan and 2010 U.S. National Champion and Olympian Rachel Flatt, to the heart of 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 evening.Today, Thursday and Friday from 3:15 to 4 p.m., children are invited to join national and international ice-skating competitors, like Chan and Flatt, as they share the ice at the Arrabelle at Vail Square and Solaris Plaza before they perform in Winter Solstice on Ice. As spaces will be 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.The new Vail Family Holidaze Kids Zone also continues today, Thursday and Friday in Vail Village and Lionshead. Consisting of a number of free, holiday-themed activities, the Kids Zone will turn Vail Village and Lionshead into a winter wonderland. 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 nine Kids Zone stations between Dec. 19 and 24 will receive a free Vail Family Holidaze prize. The Kids Zone will take place through Saturday from 3-5 p.m. each day. Kids Zone activities include ornament making, snowman decorating, the Vail Arctic Express train rides and more.For more information visit or

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