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Brenton Skating Plaza Available For Outdoor Rental

March 16, 2016

Brenton Skating Plaza will again install its one-of-a-kind 160-foot canopy this spring and summer for outdoor events and concerts. The canopy, which will be installed for the third year in a row, enables Brenton Skating Plaza to function as a unique outdoor venue, offering panoramic cityscape views and the benefit of rain and sun protection. The facility is available for rent to companies and organizations that are hosting public or private events from May through mid-October.

“Brenton Skating Plaza provides a perfect location for corporate events, parties and receptions during the spring, summer and fall,” said Robbin McClelland, General Manager of Brenton Skating Plaza. “It has become a very popular venue for business gatherings, weddings and concerts.” 

Brenton Skating Plaza is currently scheduled to host four concerts as part of Nitefall on the River, including Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers on May 20, Here Come the Mummies on June 3, Josh Garrels on July 2 and Slightly Stoopid on Aug. 3. More shows will be announced in coming months. 

To rent the canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza for an outdoor event, go to BrentonPlaza.com. To purchase tickets to concerts, go to NitefallDSM.com

Brenton Skating Plaza has also reported high attendance for its winter skating season that ended March 6. For November 2015 through March 2016, Brenton Skating Plaza welcomed 37,445 attendees, which was the second-highest attendance number in the facility’s 10-year history.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4919

About Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza is open seven days a week including holidays from November through March, and available for outdoor event rental under the 160-foot canopy during May through mid-October. Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa and is the only outdoor rink in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Brenton Skating Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk. 2015-2016 season sponsors included UnityPoint Health — Des Moines, Mid-American Energy, and Principal Financial Group. Brenton is funded by Operation Downtown, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department and the Riverfront Development Authority. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is a partner of Brenton Skating Plaza.