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Skating, parking and eating at RVA on Ice 2015

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Nov 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-26 19:44:28-05
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RICHMOND, Va. – You don’t have to be the next Debi Thomas, Nancy Kerrigan or Michelle Kwan to enjoy RVA on Ice.

The ice ring just kicked off its sixth season on Nov. 25, and will remain open through Jan. 3, 2016. It could be one of the few things about cold weather worth enjoying. Besides, if Nutzy enjoys it this much, then isn’t it worth a shot?! 

LOCATION

The outdoor facility is located at the corner of 6th and Broad Streets. The entrance to RVA On Ice, skate rental desk and the ticket box office are located 600 East Grace Street, at Richmond CenterStage.

COST

Visitors can pay a small entry fee and also rent skates, or even rent out the facility for a private party.

General admission to the rink is $5. Children 10 and under can enter for free. RVA On Ice offers discounted rates for Seniors and Military: Senior rate (60 and up with ID) is $4 and a Military rate (with ID) is $4. A season pass is available for $25.

Skate rental costs $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. You are welcome to bring your own skates and just pay the admission fee.

Cash and all major credit cards are accepted.

A snack shack boasts yummies like hot chocolate, coffee, ingredients for s’mores and other snacks.

PARKING

Throughout the RVA On Ice season, street parking is available as well as paid parking in 7th Street and Marshall Street Lot, 5th Street and Broad Street lot, 5th Street and Marshall Deck (Behind Marriott Hotel); fees vary. See the map below, which also includes locations to restaurants mentioned in the next section.

RESTAURANTS

Cafe Rustica
414 E. Main St., (804) 225-8811
Euro-comfort food.
Info:

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Can make kid-friendly food,
  • Wine and beer and coffee, hot tea

Hours:

Monday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday –Saturday 5-10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 5-9 p.m.

Capital Ale House
623 E. Main St., (804) 780-2537
American bar and brews.

Details:

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar, with hot adult beverages

Hours:

Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot beverages include hot tea, French Press coffee

Greenleaf
100 N 6th St, (804) 303-7102
Pool room with kitchen and bar
21 and up after 6 p.m.

Within a block from RVA on Ice

Monday to Wednesday: 11 a.m.– midnight
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – midnight

Juleps
420 E Grace St., (804) 377-3968
Southern dining with cocktails & wine in an upscale tavern setting with wood-&-brick accents.  Less than two blocks from RVA on Ice.

Monday – Saturday 5 p.m. – close

Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill
204 E. Grace St., (804) 225-9216
Cuban food

Info:

  • Less than four blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kid’s menu
  • Full bar

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Pasture Restaurant
416 E. Grace St., (804) 780-0416
Southern small plates and entrees.

Info:

  • Less than two blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot cocktail specials. Coffee.

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / 4-10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / 4-11 p.m.
Saturday 4-11 p.m.

Penny Lane Pub
421 E. Franklin St., (804) 780-1682
Irish pub.

Info:

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot cockails.

Hours:
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3/4 p.m. (when leagues are playing from late August-March)

Perly’s
111 E Grace St., (804) 332-6434
Creative Jewish deli bites and dinners are served in this funky, retro eatery.

Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E. Grace St., (804) 545-0565
Seafood and raw bar.

Info:

  • Less than three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kid friendly foods
  • Full bar. Hot tea and Lamplighter coffee.

Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. / 4-10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday 3-11 p.m.
Sunday 3-10 p.m.

T Miller’s Sports Bar & Grill
500 E. Broad St., (804) 648-2255
Sports bar inside the Marriot Hotel.

Info:

  • Within a block from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Hot chocolate
  • Full bar

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m.-midnight

Vagabond
700 E. Broad St., (804) 644-2637
American restaurant connected to The National.

Info:

  • Within a block from RVA on Ice
  • Full bar

Hours:

M-Th 4 p.m – 10 p.m.
F – Sat 4 p.m  – 10:30 p.m.