Rosa Parks Circle ice rink opens November 25

Published on November 03, 2022

Skaters on the Rosa Parks Circle ice rink

Walk-up skating and reservations will be available this season


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The ice skating season at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25. The rink at 135 Monroe Center St. NW will be open daily, weather permitting, through Feb. 26.

Admission to the ice rink is $2 for those 17 years old and younger and $4 for adults 18 and older. Skate rental is included with admission.

The rink will be back at full capacity this season. Visitors can walk-up to skate or reserve skate times online. An individual can reserve a skate time for up to six household members. Reservations are free and skaters pay upon arrival. Skaters with reservations are advised to arrive within the first 10 minutes of their start time for a better chance that their skate size will be available upon arrival.

Reservations for the first two weeks of the season open on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. HERE. Additional dates will become available up to two weeks in advance starting November 26.

“We’re excited to bring this treasured winter pastime back to the heart of Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle,” David Marquardt, the City’s parks and recreation director said. “After limited capacity in 2020 during COVID-19 and a relocated skating operation due to construction in 2021, we’re ready to be back in full force this winter at the newly renovated space.”

In addition to open skate, the rink will host events throughout the winter season, including the annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Additional information regarding the skating season is available on the Rosa Parks Circle website and Facebook page.


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