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It's time for Wells Fargo WinterSkate in St. Paul

Welp, it's Minneasota and it's cold outside! Time to start thinking about outdoor family activities to keep us busy during the next six months of winter. Not really, but it sure feels like it!







Saint Paul is kicking off the holiday season with the grand opening of the Wells Fargo winter skate and rice park powered by excel energy. The Festiva days would include performances, photo opportunities and more. And you don't want to miss the lighting of rice park where there will be a 60 foot tree lit with 15,000 lights.

Everyone in attendance will be a monks the first ones to skate on the outdoor artificially chilled ice rink in downtown St. Paul. Oh and it's free! The winter fun begins November 18 through February 11.






GRAND OPENING SCHEDULE

Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy Stage
  • 4-4:30 p.m. — Performance by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. — Jack the Dog from Wells Fargo for photo opportunities
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. — Hot Cocoa compliments of Xcel Energy at Energy Resources Trailer
  • 4:45-5:30 p.m. — Teddy Bear Band on Rice Park Stage
  • 5:45-6 p.m. — Winter Carnival button unveiling with Royal Family and Vulcans
  • 6 p.m. — Saint Paul Police Drumline arrives
  • 6-6:30 p.m. — Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy Grand Opening Ceremony
    • Wells Fargo Choir performance
    • Emcees Dave Dahl from 5 Eyewitness News and Crisco from KS95 Afternoon Show with Moon & Staci
    • Welcome Speeches by Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Xcel Energy-Minnesota President Chris Clark
    • Saint Paul Hotel’s “It’s a Wonderful Life — Live Radio Play” performers singing “The Christmas Song”
    • Make A Wish check presentation by Wells Fargo Region Bank President Joe Ravens and Mia Hoagberg from Make A Wish Foundation
  • 6:29 p.m. — Countdown to tree lighting by Saint Paul Police Dumline
  • 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree and Rice Park tree lighting and fireworks show




Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rink/Landmark Plaza
  • 3-5:00 p.m. — Reindeer and sleigh in Landmark Plaza (photo opportunity)
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. — Children’s activity tents
  • COCO a Disney Pixar Movie and THE STAR a Columbia Pictures Movie
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. — KS95 at the Rink (music)
  • 4:30 -7 p.m. — Stuff the Stagecoach with gently-used skate donations for Wells Fargo WinterSkate
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m. – Skating performances on Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink
  • 6:30-7 p.m. — Wells Fargo WinterSkate Grand Opening Ceremony
    • Saint Paul Police Drumline & Wells Fargo Choir
    • Emcees Dave Dahl from 5 Eyewitness News and Crisco from KS95 Afternoon Show with Moon & Staci
    • Welcome speeches by Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Wells Fargo Region Bank President Joe Ravens
    • Performances by Erin Schwab and skaters
  • 6:59 p.m. — Wells Fargo WinterSkate Ribbon Cutting
  • 7:20 p.m. — Rink opens for skating



For more info visit www.visitsaintpaul.com/winterskate.



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