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Franciscan Polar Plaza
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Join us for art, ice, and everything nice this winter when the Franciscan Polar Plaza comes to downtown Tacoma for its second year of holiday ice skating. 

Franciscan Polar Plaza is a special place for the community to come together and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy music, special events, and more in partnership with Tacoma Art Museum.

Live Ice Skating Cam

Polar Plaza Express Children’s Train
December 21–24 and 26, 2012, 10 am–5 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Children's Train has been cancelled.


Hours of Operation (253) 376-3946

November 24–December 19, 2012
January 2–6, 2013

Monday–Thursday 4 pm–9 pm
 4 pm–10 pm
 10 am–10 pm
 10 am–8 pm
December 20, 2012–January 1, 2013
Monday–Saturday10 am–10 pm
 10 am–8 pm
Christmas Eve, 2012
 10 am–7 pm
Christmas Day, 2012  Noon–10 pm
New Year’s Eve, 2012
10 am–12:30 am


Admission Prices

General Admission
Children 5 and under$4
Members of Tacoma Art Museum $6
Members of Franciscan Health System $6
Military, Seniors (65 +)$7
Skate rental
Sizes range from Youth 8 to Adult 14



Parking at Tacoma Art Museum is available under the building and is managed by Republic Parking Northwest. Cost is $2 an hour with an all-day rate of $12 for up to 10 hours. Metered on-street parking is also available in the downtown area.

 Presenting Sponsors:

Franciscan Health System      Tacoma Art Museum


Generous support provided by:

    Titus Will    Columbia Bank   Korsmo Construction

Additional support provided by:

Courtyard Marriott    Port of Tacoma   IBEW    Honey Bucket   The City of Tacoma    Republic Parking   The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation


Media Sponsors:
The News Tribune   Click! Cable TV    The Weekly Volcano    Warm 106.9    MOViN 92.5      AM 880 KIXI


Restaraunt Sponsors:

TwoKoi, Harmon Brewery, Indochine, Old Spaggetti Factory, Pacific Grill, El Gaucho, The Swiss Pub, Corina Bakery, and Relish Cafe


Other Sponsors:

Murray Pacific, Pacific Plaza, University of Washington Tacoma, Annie Wright Schools, Downtown Merchants Group, South Sound Magazine, Print NW, Northern Trust, Hotel Murano, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Commencement Bank, Bonewitz, Union Bank, Charles Wright, TAPCO, Gray Lumber, Home Depot, TOTE, and DaVita

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