400 Jefferson Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: Ian Greenlee
Steinberg Skating Rink opened on November 11, 1957. It was named for Mark C. Steinberg, who operated a brokerage firm in St. Louis that became very successful in the mid-20th century. Steinberg died in 1951, but his wife Etta generously donated money to the city so Forest Park can have a skating rink. Etta was reportedly inspired by the skating rink in New York City’s Central Park. Since that time, it has become an iconic place. It is said by several people that it is ‘the true winter destination in St. Louis’. In the summertime, the rink is usually transformed into a sand volleyball court.
Steinberg Skating Rink is located at the eastern end of Forest Park, leaning towards north. There is a (sort of) hidden walkway that leads to Children’s Hospital which is across the street off of Kingshighway.
Cake placement date: February 27
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $857 on 1/1/2015.