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Brenton Skating Plaza Opens For Winter Season On Nov. 20

November 6, 2015

Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines’ only outdoor ice skating rink, opens for its 10th season on Nov. 20. The rink is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on the Principal Riverwalk at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive.

Opening day at Brenton Skating Plaza will be held in conjunction with the Historic East Village Holiday Promenade, the kickoff to the Holiday Season in Downtown DSM. Hours on opening day will run from Noon to 11 p.m. The opening night schedule includes a tree lighting ceremony at 6:10 p.m. with Santa Claus. Come visit Santa and see an ice carving demonstration. Ice skaters are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Impact Community Action Partnership with the City of Des Moines throughout opening weekend.

Brenton Skating Plaza is offering discounted season passes through Nov. 19. Season passes must be purchased online at BrentonPlaza.com/public-skate. Passes can be purchased for 40 percent off from Nov. 6-12 by using the promo code SEASON40. Passes can be purchased for 30 percent off from Nov. 13-19 by using the promo code SEASON30. Season passes start at $54 with the 40 percent discount. 

Brenton Skating Plaza Hours:

Monday through Thursday, Noon-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Noon-11 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.

Admission to Brenton Skating Plaza:

Monday – Thursday
$5.50 for Adults
$3.50 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors
Skate Rental $4

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays
$7 for Adults
$5 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors
Skate Rental $4

Children 5 and under are always free admission, skate rental $4.

For more information about Brenton Skating Plaza, visit BrentonPlaza.com.

About Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza is open seven days a week including holidays from Nov. 20 through March 2016. 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 include 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.