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Seaport expands on its winter entertainment destination in Boston: Snowport Winter Village in Partnership with Fjällräven & Capital One Café. Following its opening in early December, the interactive winter wonderland shares that Seaport is getting a gondola after all! Playing on the much discussed aerial gondola that was once proposed for the neighborhood, Seaport is bringing a stationary, eye-catching vintage Silver Queen model that was previously in use at Aspen Mountain. The gondola will enhance Snowport’s festive atmosphere and add to the destination’s abundance of winter photo opportunities. Visitors can also find board games, Rockhopper Rumble, IceFlow classes, and Adaptive Skate classes. In total, Snowport Winter Village spans over 7,000 square feet; the ice rink comprises 3,000 square feet. Snowport Winter Village is located at 65 Northern Ave (the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Fan Pier Boulevard). www.bostonseaport.xyz
The Gondola at Snowport Winter Village
In a playful nod to the district’s much discussed aerial gondola, Seaport has sourced a vintage Silver Queen gondola cabin for Snowport. Hailing from Aspen, Colorado, Snowport’s gondola was once part of one of the longest single-stage gondolas in North America, stretching 12,000 feet at Aspen Mountain. The 550-pound gondola can seat up to four people, and will be available for guests to experience beginning this Saturday, December 21st. Encouraging guests to capture the moment before or après Snowport, the first 50 people to snap a photo with the gondola, and post it to their Instagram feed tagging @seaportbos and #snowport, will receive free admission to the ice rink, and will also be entered to win a winter coat from Snowport partner, Fjällräven.
IceFlow, Adaptive Skate, Board Games & Rockhopper Rumble Join Snowport
Snowport’s winter festivities continue to grow – adding to its previously announced interactive art installations, outdoor iceless curling, seasonal workshops, live music, and themed skate nights, guests can enjoy IceFlow and Adaptive Skate classes led by the locally based Joy Skate Productions. The complete schedule will be available online at www.bostonseaport.xyz.
IceFlow offers skaters of all skill levels a gentle, yoga-inspired edge class. Connecting leaning, twisting and stretching movements with the breath, skaters flow with each other across the ice to music. Through hands-on instruction and demonstrations, Joy Skate encourages participants to discover the joy of skating while getting a workout on the ice.
Snowport’s Adaptive Skate classes will provide children with special needs the opportunity to participate in ice-skating in a fun and safe environment while promoting new skills, social opportunities and physical activity.
Additionally, guests can borrow an array of board games, located inside the gondola, including new and old school options like Rock-em Sock-em Robots, Candy Land, and Yeti In My Spaghetti.
Beginning in mid-January, Rockhopper Rumble will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 1pm on the curling lanes. Rockhopper Rumble is a family friendly, bowling-style activity where children and grown-ups alike can bowl into a group of wobbling penguins.
Outdoor iceless curling is available seven days a week at Snowport; while currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning early January, Snowport’s outdoor curling lanes can be reserved in advance online via www.bostonseaport.xyz/snowport. In collaboration with The North End Curling Club, Snowport will host complimentary Learn to Curl classes every other Saturday from 1pm – 3pm beginning Saturday, December 28th. The North End Curling Club will also conduct mini intro to curling demonstrations every hour on the hour; participants can discover curling techniques and tips.
Snowport Winter Village partner Capital One Café will host an ugly sweater skate today, Friday, December 20th from 4pm – 6pm. Anyone wearing an ugly sweater who stops by the Capital One table inside the Snowport skate rentals tent will receive a coupon for free skate rentals, and a coupon for a free coffee at Capital One Café.
Seaport neighbor Outdoor Voices will host a free open-skate on Saturday, December 21st, from 12-2pm; guests can RSVP here.
Discounted Rides To Snowport With Lyft
Lyft is partnering with to provide discounted rides throughout Boston to Snowport Winter Village. Now through Sunday, December 22nd, Lyft users will receive up to 50% off a ride up to $10 to Boston Snowport, courtesy of Lyft and The Boston Calendar. More information about the promotion can be found here.
Snowport Winter Village is open seven days a week; find hours and further details online at www.bostonseaport.xyz/snowport. Snowport is accessible by MBTA Silver Line at the Courthouse Station stop, and is just a 10-minute walk from South Station. Admission to the ice rink is $5 for adults, $3 for youth ages 4 – 12, and is free for children 3 years and younger and active duty military with military ID. For those who do not have skates, Snowport Winter Village is equipped with skate rentals for all ages for $5. Private events can be booked at the rink; for event inquiries, please email [email protected].