Ice on the roadways is the dread of Cincinnatians from all sides — East and West — but ice skating on Fountain Square is a rite of passage. Don’t worry about slipping or falling because we all have at some point; it’s not shameful, just fun.
And even more fun for the kids (and the kids in us all) is Santa Skates, where the man in red laces up and hops on the ice with the general public. Warm concessions available.
Rink open daily through Feb. 15; Santa Skates noon-1 p.m. Dec 21-24. $3 admission; $3 skate rental. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.