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Brenton Skating Plaza To Close For The Season March 8

March 4, 2015

Brenton Skating Plaza will be closing for the season on Sunday, Mar. 8. The last session for public skating will be Sunday from Noon – 8 p.m.

“It’s hard to say goodbye to the ice and close the skating season but also exciting to think about the transformation that happens here with the addition of The Canopy,” says Robbin McClelland, General Manager of Brenton Skating Plaza. “Spring is near, and with it comes events and weddings under our one-of-a-kind canopy.”

Brenton Skating Plaza’s canopy will be installed in mid-May for the second year.  The canopy enables Brenton Skating Plaza to function as a unique outdoor venue, offering panoramic cityscape views and the benefit of rain and sun protection underneath its’ 160-foot canopy. The space hosts more than 40,000 ice skaters and guests throughout the year.

Please visit brentonplaza.com for more information about facility rental or public skating hours today through close.

Media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or jbarlow@downtownDSMUSA.com.

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.