Brenton Skating Plaza


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Due to warm temperatures, we will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2.


Brenton Skating Plaza
520 Robert D. Ray Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-283-ICED(4233)
brentonskating@dmgov.org

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Brenton Skating Plaza is an outdoor ice skating facility located in Downtown Des Moines. From November to March, the facility offers open-air skating for all ages. Located on the Principal Riverwalk along the Des Moines River, this ice skating facility and family entertainment venue opened in 2006 thanks to a gift from the Brenton Foundation.


We are now hiring for seasonal positions at Brenton Skating Plaza!
Apply for Seasonal Recreation Specialist or Seasonal Cashier today.
Hourly rate starting at $10.

2021-2022 Season

Online registration for skating sessions is recommended.  Walk-up admission will be allowed if space allows. Each skating session will be limited to 175 people (150 reserved, 25 walk-ups). Each skating session will allow for 1 hour and 45 minutes of skating. Customers may arrive up to 20 minutes early for their scheduled session. 

To help everyone stay safe while enjoying Brenton Skating Plaza, visitors should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, social distance when possible, wear a face-covering if they are not vaccinated, and stay home if they are sick. For Return to Play protocols for Brenton Skating Plaza click here.

Season Dates & Times

Skating season begins Nov. 19, 2021 and ends March 2022. View Holiday Hours.

Day Hours Skating Sessions
Monday - Thursday 5–9 p.m. 5 - 6:45 p.m. | 7:15 - 9 p.m.
Friday 5–11 p.m. * 5 - 6:45 p.m. | 7:15 - 9 p.m. | 9:15 - 11 p.m.
Saturday 12–11 p.m. * 12 - 1:45 p.m. | 2:15 - 4 p.m. | 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. | 7 - 8:45 p.m. | 9:15 - 11 p.m.
Sunday 12–6 p.m. 12 - 1:45 p.m. | 2 - 3:45 p.m. | 4:15 - 6 p.m.
* Hours change January through March. Fridays and Saturdays close at 9 p.m. Weather dependent.

Admission

Adult Admission $8
Child (Ages 6–12) Admission
Senior (Ages 60+) Admission
$5
Child (Under 5) Admission Free
Skate Rental (All ages) $4.50/pair
Shoe Check (Optional) $1/pair
Punch Pass
(10 Admissions including Skate Rentals, all ages)
$80


Special thanks to our partner and Zamboni sponsor Blank Childrens Logo

Events

Learn to Skate event

Learn to Skate

Free skating clinics on Dec. 11, Jan. 8, and Feb. 12. The clinics will be lead by professional skating coach Darlene Lewis. Pre-registration highly recommended. Space is limited.

Dates:
  • Saturday, Dec. 11   Full
  • Saturday, Jan. 8   Full
  • Saturday, Feb. 12   Full
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages: 4 and Over - Kids & Adults welcome! 
Cost: Free

Register for Learn To Skate