Rosa Parks Circle ice rink opens Wednesday, Dec. 4

Published on November 18, 2019

Photo of the Rosa Parks Ice Rink taken from the top floors of the Mckay Tower in downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The ice skating season at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4. The rink had scheduled to open Nov. 29, but, due to warm temperatures, had to be delayed.  The rink is at 135 Monroe Center St. NW and it’s open until Feb. 23, weather permitting.

Admission to the Rosa Parks Circle ice rink is $1 for those 17 years old and younger and $3 for adults. Skate rental is included with admission. The rink is open seven days a week. A monthly calendar with open skate hours and helpful rink information is available HERE.

In addition to daily open skate hours, the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host winter activities and events at the rink throughout the season, including the annual lighting of the Christmas tree Dec. 6.

“The ice rink is one of our favorite offerings in the colder months,” said John Judnich, the City’s recreation supervisor. “We had more than 40,000 visitors last season. We look forward to seeing residents and visitors return for more winter fun at Rosa Parks Circle.”

Maranda of WOTV will sponsor free skating and free hot chocolate for children 17 years old and younger on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon all season.

Rink updates, including weather-related closures, will be announced HERE throughout the season and on the recreation cancellation hotline at 616.456.3699.

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