Thanks to Bill Nye and Bio 101, we all know water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's not likely South Florida will see natural ice anytime soon. Festive winter fun isn't off the table, though, thanks to the InterContinental.
The swanky downtown hotel is bringing back its annual ice-skating rink, so Miamians can make like Northerners and get into the seasonal spirit. Dubbed "Miami on Ice," the rink will make its appearance December 2 through January 8.
Best of all, the rink is actual ice — unlike a lot of plasticized imitation rinks that pop up this time of year. It has a chiller that allows it to maintain its cool in the Miami heat.
The rink will be set up at 100 Chopin Plaza. Skating costs $15 per hour for adults and $12 per hour for children 12 or younger, and the price includes skate rental, so no need to dig out your rusty blades from seventh grade.
"Last year, attendance was great, and with the new location and bigger size this year, we expect we will more than double the exposure," says Whitney McLees, the InterContinental's public relations and marketing manager.
For anyone who's into the staycation concept, the hotel is offering a room package, group catering packages, onsite activations, and a Breakfast With Santa experience. Plus, a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the program Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays.
Visit icmiamihotel.com/miamionice for more info.