The weather outside may not feel all that much like winter, but inside the Raising Cane's River Center is a bit different.

From Friday, December 17 until January 3, the Baton Rouge arena will be having ice skating on select dates.

Organizers say it will be a fun-filled holiday event for all ages and Ice Skating on the River will have 75-minute sessions. There are several sessions each day.

Now, you do have to purchase tickets to skate and it's suggested you do that in advance.

Additionally, there will be skating group lessons (covering basic skating skills) offered from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. The lesson is a 20-minute instructor-led class with the remaining time for practicing the skills taught.

Skating lessons cost $20 for one lesson, $50 for three lessons or $75 for five lessons. Skaters enrolled in lessons can receive a $2 discount towards admission to the 10:00 am public skating session following the lesson.

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If you're planning to go to Ice Skating on the River, check out the River Center's "Know Before You Go" page with information regarding parking, the venue's cashless policy, prohibited items, and more.

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