Airport ice rinks
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With the holiday season upon us, even airports are getting into the spirit. In fact, writes Harriet Baskas of Stuck at the Airport, travelers can go ice skating at temporary ice rinks at three world airports, including two in the U.S., this winter. From Harriet’s story, you should look out for airport ice rinks at:

1. Denver International Airport (DEN)

Dates: November 22, 2019, through January 20, 2020
Hours: 9am to 9pm
Where: “in the pre-security area on the DEN Plaza, which is between the airport terminal and the Westin hotel”
Cost: Free
Extra: “As a bonus, on Friday afternoons there will be hot chocolate, hot cider and a variety of extra winter activities, including live entertainment”

2. John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

Dates: November 30, 2019, through February of 2020
Hours: 4pm to 9pm (Monday-Thursday); 4pm to 10pm (Friday); 10am to 10pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Where: “at the TWA Hotel across from JetBlue Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as well. The custom 56-by-44-foot Runway Rink will be created near the hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation Connie airplane-turned-cocktail lounge”
Cost: “While skating shows are planned, time on the ice at the TWA Hotel’s Runway Rink won’t be free. Admission will be $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Skate rentals will $10 ($8 for kids under 12).”
Extra: “The TWA Hotel will also be selling retro knit hats and scarves as well as beers, Sno-Caps candy and other snacks”

3. Munich Airport (MUC)

Dates: November 15 through December 29, 2019 (closed on December 11)
Hours: 11am to 9pm
Where: MAC Forum (“the large roofed open space between Terminals 1 and 2 and Munich Airport”)
Cost: “Skates can be rented for a small fee”
Extra: 2019 Christmas and Winter Market, “a winter wonderland, with a winter market, more than 45 Christmas trees, live music, activities for kids and adults, a pine forest and a free ice-skating rink”


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