NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - You can get into the holiday spirit by "ice" skating at the Audubon Zoo later this month.
A skating rink of synthetic ice, made from high-tech plastic, will open for six days starting on December 26 as part of a Snofari Adventure celebration. Kids and adults can skate beneath the majestic oaks at the zoo from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m in front of the Capitol One Stage.
Zoo employees say about 35 people will be able to skate on the rink at the same time. Special skates in all sizes will be available at no additional fee.
The zoo says the "ice'' is made from an eco-friendly, recyclable acrylic material that enables a skate blade to glide as smoothly as if it were on real ice.
"Ice" skating will require an additional ticket that can be purchased at the zoo's front gate or at the Endangered Species Carousel ticket booth inside the zoo.
Skating tickets are $5 for Audubon members and $7 for non-members. Children under two years of age are free. Ticket sales will close daily at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not available online.