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Skate around in your socks at Gastonia's Schiele Museum

The Schiele Museum is offering a warm winter wonderland for the kids to go sock skating until March 31.

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia is hosting a new winter wonderland featuring sock skating. 🧦⛸️

“Well, I was skating on the ice, and then I leaped," one young princess told WCNC Charlotte's Chris Mulcahy.

Kids can take to the ice to show off their grace.

“It brings the joy you get from ice skating outside on a frozen lake indoors, in a safe, social distant warmer environment," MC Douglas, an outreach specialist with the museum, said.

Sock Skating is available at the Schiele Museum until March 31. Costing only $3 for kids 12 and under, it's also free for members. 

“It’s my birthday so Mommy wanted me to wear my snow dress ... I'm going to do a twirl,” one birthday girl who was celebrating her special day by majestically sock skating told Mulcahy.  

Sock skating can be fun for any occasion, and kids can show off their best moves.

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The rink is a special wave that stays polished making it extra slick for maximum sock skating. 

For safety, the museum asks you to keep socks and masks on at all times. 

“We’re limiting the amount of people that can be out there and everyone is on a time restriction," Douglas explained.

Organizers suggest you book your tickets and times in advance to maximize your family.

You can purchase tickets on their website.

During your visit, you can explore the museum's other offerings, including its planetarium, dinosaur exhibit, and more.

Museum and Sock Skating Hours: 

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

On Thursday, the Schiele Museum's Candice Jordan joined WCNC Charlotte's Brad Panovich for a virtual watch party as NASA's Mars 2020 rover landed on the Martian surface.