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A Playful Winter Park Event: Thursday, February 2nd

Join the Partnership for Providence Parks and the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation for A Playful Winter Park Event at the ALEX AND ANI City Center! From 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 2nd, celebrate winter by skating with friends, sampling treats, and taking photos with fun props at a free photo booth. At 5 PM and again at 6 PM, enjoy a free spectacular fire show by Circus Dynamics!

The first 50 kids (ages 18 and younger) will skate for free when an accompanying adult fills out a parks survey. Beyond that, any adult who completes the survey will pay just $4 (the regular kids’ rate) to skate. Bring your own skates, or pay an additional $6 to rent them.

This winter event is part of Playful Providence, a year-long citywide celebration of play, planned by the Partnership for Providence Parks in collaboration with the Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, and the Greater Providence YMCA, with support from other partners. Find more information by visiting