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Ice Skating

Hours  |  Pricing  |  Skate Clinics |  Facility Rental

Weather permitting, the rink is open seven days a week, including holidays. 


  • Monday through Thursday  |  Noon – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday  |  Noon – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday  |  Noon – 6 p.m.


  • Adults  |  $8.50
  • Child (6-12 years old)/Military/Senior 62+  |  $5.25
  • Skate Rental  |   $4.75
  • Skate Sharpening  |  $5.00
  • Shoe Check  |  $1.00

Admission is increased by $1 on holidays. Group rates are available.

Private Ice Rink Rental

The ice rink is the perfect place to host an event or party. Start your weekend with a birthday party in the morning or end your day with a late-night skating party for your high school reunion – anytime is a great time to skate! The rink is available to rent before and after public skate times hours as listed above.

  • $250 per hour
  • Nonprofit Rate: $200 per hour

For more information about how you can rent the rink for a party or event, contact David Roquet, Manager of Brenton Skating Plaza.

Skate Clinics

Don't know how to ice skate or need a refresher course? Fill out the online registration form to learn to ice skate at Brenton Skating Plaza this season.

Learn basic ice skating skills in a fun and energetic environment. Group ice skating tips are offered on Feb. 9 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. All skill levels are welcome for ages 4 and up.

Skating sessions are FREE thanks to Principal. This includes admission and skate rental.

About Instructor, Darlene Lewis

Darlene has more than 20 years of experience in the figure skating world. With four years of competitive skating experience and 16 years of coaching, she knows her way around the rink. She has received ratings by the Professional Skaters Association for Certified Moves in the Field and is a registered Freestyle Instructor and registered Group Instructor. 

Thank You to the 2018-2019 Winter Season Sponsors: 

City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation   Kaldenberg's logo

MidAmerican Energy Co  Meredith logo

Principal logoRiverfront Development Authority UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Brenton Skating Plaza is in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership.