Brenton Skating Plaza: Winter Season 2016

Ice skating is a wonderful way to get outdoors, and be active this Winter season in Des Moines.


Brenton Skating Plaza is the only outdoor ice skating rink in Des Moines and will be opening for its 11th season on Friday, November 18th!

You will not want to miss opening day at Brenton Skating Plaza. It will be held in conjunction with another Des Moines holiday favorite, the East Village Holiday Promenade. This will be the official kickoff to the Holiday season in Downtown Des Moines.


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Opening day will run from noon until 11 p.m. and will include a tree lighting ceremony at 6:05 p.m. with Santa Claus! You can visit with Santa Claus plus see an ice carving demonstration.

Check out the event calendar for special events!

Brenton Skating Plaza Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Noon — 11 p.m.

Sunday, Noon — 6 p.m.

Admission to Brenton Skating Plaza:

Monday through Thursday

$6 for Adults

$3.75 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors

Skate Rental $4.25

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

$7.50 for Adults

$5.25 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors

Skate Rental $4.25

Children 5 and under are always free admission, skate rental $4.25


Erin Huiatt

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