Winter skating outside Gillette Stadium is returning after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Winter Skate at Patriot Place" will open for its 12th season on Thursday, according to a statement.
The 60-by-140-foot outdoor ice skating rink is set up in the open area near the stadium just outside the Patriots pro shop.
Opening day will also include a live DJ, exclusive retail deals for skaters and a giveaway for tickets to the Nov. 28 Patriots vs. Titans game for guests who check in on Patriot Place's Advantage App, according to the statement.
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In honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Winter Skate will also offer free admission and skate rental to active-duty military members and veterans, as well as their families through the first weekend.
The rink will stay open until February but will be closed during Patriots home games.