Second Look: skating rink at Foxwoods


MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Gambling is what brings most visitors to Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the largest casinos in North America. Shows featuring top-name entertainers are probably a close second. This winter visitors can enjoy the great outdoors on the Foxwoods Rink & Winter Patio, a 5,100-square-foot skating rink surrounded by trees and more than 100,000 twinkling lights. When they want to take a break from practicing their double axels, skaters can settle into Adirondack chairs with hot chocolate or cider and roast s’mores over the 60-inch fire pits. The rink is open seven days a week until Feb. 23. On Tuesdays, Foxwoods Reward Card holders skate for free by showing their loyalty card. Late Skate Friday on Feb. 14 offers adults an evening to enjoy cocktails and music at the rink from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Adults $10, age12 and under $6, skate rental $5. 350 Trolley Line Blvd., 800-369-9663,