Whole Foods Market is known for their organic, local, and healthy grocery selection, their wide array of vitamins and supplements, and their delicious to-go hot bar options, but at this time of year, Whole Foods Market Lamar (Downtown) has another great draw-in: Ice Skating on the Plaza! This event is a winter tradition for many Austin locals. It’s even become it’s own trend on social media, with visitors and locals alike posting photos with the hashtag #skateatthemarket.
Details on Ice Skating on the Plaza
Open until January 7th, 2017, this is a great way to celebrate the winter season. Ice Skating on the Plaza is available to the public seven days a week from 10 AM to 9 PM. You can bring the family or head out with friends for a chilly night of twirls and maybe a few hilarious falls. And of course, you can warm up inside the store with a hot drink or two from their coffee bar. Check out their hot apple cider for a more festive beverage. Even more, there’s often live music on the weekends!
Holiday parties are abounding, and if you’re seeking a way to spice up your own soiree, you might consider renting out the rink. Whole Foods has made this option available for Mondays through Thursdays. Whether it’s a winter birthday party, a Christmas get-together, or a decadent private date, ice skating is a great way to lift the spirits. This does mean that hours may be a bit limited on those days for those coming without a reservation, so be sure to check ahead of time!
Ice Skating for a Cause
Whole Foods strives to promote the health of their stakeholders through healthy eating education, and what better way than to hosting a Skate for a Cause day? For holiday events in Austin that are for a good cause, you’ll definitely want to check this out! Skate for a Cause Day will benefit the not-for-profit organization, Boneshaker. Boneshaker’s mission is to inspire kids and families to lead healthy, active lifestyles. With that in mind, come by Ice Skating on the Plaza on Sunday, December 18th, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward this great cause.
Ice Skating on the Plaza is located at 525 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703. For ticket prices, reservation schedules, menus, and more information, visit Whole Foods Lamar’s webpage.