This is pretty cool.  If you want a family fun event at the Mall of American take in a day or at least a few hours of skating- outside.

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Today is the grand opening of the rink.  It's right in front of the mall by the big star- hence "skate the star".  The rink is free- if you need skates you can rent those for $5.  Cheap, or should I say inexpensive family fun.  Or maybe a cute date night.  Or maybe you haven't been on a pair of skates in 20 years and you want to try it again!  That last one may have just been me, but at least I'm willing.

Today only- the first 200 people that come to skate will get a holiday ornament courtesy of the Mall of America.  If you want to head down this evening, starting at 5pm there will be Nestle Toll House cookies and hot cocoa while supplies last.

The rink will be open now through at least the end of January.