Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is launching a Stay & Skate package in celebration of the opening of their ice-skating rink on November 22.

Guests who book the “Stay & Skate” package will receive access to unlimited skating during their stay, $75 resort credit to utilize on their après skate menu, a complimentary Gurney’s scarf & winter hat, and a late checkout of 2pm based on availability. Includes skate rentals. Available 11/22/19 through 3/1/20.  You Can Book Here

Update: The opening of Gurney’s Skating Rink has been delayed a few days. “We have pushed back our opening date until Tuesday, November 26th,” Sheleen Bertrand, Marketing Manager for Gurney’s wrote to What’s Up Newp on November 21st.

This year, the property is partnering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rhode Island toencourage guests and visitors to “Donate to Skate” by bringing an item of clothing in return for complimentary rental skates. Furthermore, for some warmth after skating, The Lounge & Firepit hosts an ultimate Après-Skate experience with a seasonal menu offering menu items such as classic cheese fondue, chili cornbread and World’s Best Grilled Cheese & Tomato, and cocktails like Naughty Hot Chocolate, Spiked Cider, Mexican Coffee and a Fig Cosmo. For kids, the Après-Skate menu includes classics like mac n’ cheese, grilled cheese and chicken tenders with fries.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina announced on October 16th that they would transform into a winter wonderland for the holidays and beyond when the Gurney’s Skating Rink returns for its second year in a row.

The rink will be open Monday – Thursday from 2 pm – 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 9 pm. Over the holidays, the rink will be open from 10 am – 9 pm.

Admission will cost $10, with different specials for children, seniors and military. Skate rentals will cost $7.

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