Have you been dreaming of a romantic skating date complete with hot cocoa? Then you are in luck! The Capitol Hill Skate Rink is opening today at 4:30! From the mayor's press release:

The first 100 visitors to the rink during the 4 p.m. hour will receive a free hour of skating after the ribbon cutting. Program participants from the Garfield Teen Life Center will serve free hot chocolate and candy canes, provided by Skanska, near the rink and from the shelter house, which will be open with a fire going in the fireplace.

The rink is located on the basketball courts at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Avenue). If you've been wondering what those big white tents are, they're covering the rink. It will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m daily until Christmas Eve. Hourly admission is $12/general and $6/children 8 and under, with or without the included skate rental.

Not only will there be adorable skating and embarrassing falls, there will also be snacks! Caffé Vita will be serving coffee and hot chocolate and Dante’s Inferno Dogs will serve hot dogs, snacks and drinks. Both will be there daily. This will totally make the inevitable butt bruises worth it.