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It may still be unusually warm in the Carolinas, but that’s not stopping the U.S. National Whitewater Center from kicking off their holiday events.

For the second year in a row, the U.S. National Whitewater Center will transform their Upper Pond into an ice skating rink and light up one of their walking trails with lights and artwork, created by local artists.

I didn’t get a chance to check out the ice skating rink last year, but I saw friends’ videos, and it looked pretty incredible. The rink is 17,000 sq feet and will have three programming areas: an ice trail, a free skate area, and an activity zone.

There is also a skate-up Airstream bar inside the rink, where you can purchase hot chocolate, coffee, and beer.

Here’s the cost breakdown:

  • Skating – $20 activity pass
  • Skates are included in the $20 pass cost
  • Parking at the USNWC is $6
  • No additional cost to walk the lights trail

The ice rink is set to open on Nov. 11 and “Lights” will open the following night on Nov. 12. Both attractions will be up through February.