You learn a lot of important skills growing up in New Orleans, but one thing that people who grew up in other cities will always do better than you is ice skate. In a winter-less place, there are no frozen lakes, and there's no Rockefeller Center rink to carve figure 8's into.
On November 23, however, New Orleanians young and old will be able to take part in the most winter wonderland-y of activities at the Audubon Zoo
. But how? It's already November 11 and it's 79 degrees!
With a skating rink made of synthetic ice, of course. Iceless iceskating
uses a high-tech plastic composed of polymers that lets a skate pass right through it, just like ice. The rink will be set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the zoo by the Capital One Stage. There's no additional cost to skate; just pay the zoo's entrance fee and you're all set. There will be free skates at the rink, too.
There will be a DJ playing holiday music, and there will be photo-ops with Tinker Fairy and a big snowman to get you in the holiday spirit.
And maybe, just maybe, it will have cooled off by then.