By the time you read this, the region’s oldest ice rink will officially be open for its 25th season of skating. That’s right, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink celebrated its opening just last week and it will remain open through Jan. 16, 2017. Located at the corner of 7th and K streets in St. Rose of Lima Park, the rink is expected to attract upwards of 30,000 skaters, and there are some exciting new changes in store for this year. For one, the overall footprint of the rink is larger so skaters can enjoy more space (which is good because if you’re like us, you need a lot of room to flail your arms), and they’ve also doubled the amount of skates they have available, investing in 150 new pairs. Also, there are no longer limited skate sessions; now you just get all-day admission, so you can choose how long you want to skate! There are also some noteworthy special events happening at the rink, like live music from the El Camino High School Band (Nov. 16 and Dec. 3), Drag Queens on Ice (Nov. 17), Santa’s Village (Dec. 10) and ‘80s Day (Jan. 8). General admission to the rink is $12 (skates included) and children 6-and-under are just $6. Lockers are available on site for a $2 rental fee. Pro tip: take public transit to the rink and get $2 off with same-day RT bus or light rail ticket. Visit Godowntownsac.com/icerink to learn about lessons, see the hours of operation, other special events and more.