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Brenton Skating Plaza Recognized as a Top Venue for Children

June 9, 2016

Brenton Skating Plaza has been recognized as a top place for children’s entertainment. Pipsqueaks, a magazine for Iowa kids and families, released its Readers’ Choice Awards in its June 2016 issue. Brenton Skating Plaza was recognized as a top 3 “Favorite Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party” and a top 3 “Favorite Place for Children’s Outdoor Entertainment.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a top place for children to find entertainment in our community,” said Robbin McClelland, Manager of Brenton Skating Plaza. “Brenton Skating Plaza has established itself as a premier entertainment destination in Downtown Des Moines during all seasons.”

Brenton Skating Plaza’s ice skating rink is open seven days a week from November through March, and is available for birthday party rentals during that time. Now that summer is here, The Canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza is available for rental for outdoor events, including reunions, business events and concerts. To see the full schedule of events including eight remaining Nitefall on the River Concerts, or to rent The Canopy for your next event, go to BrentonPlaza.com.

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.