Brenton Skating Plaza
Due to warm temperatures, we will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2.
Ready to skate?
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.
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.
|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.|
|Child (Ages 6–12) Admission
Senior (Ages 60+) Admission
|Child (Under 5) Admission||Free|
|Skate Rental (All ages)||$4.50/pair|
|Shoe Check (Optional)||$1/pair|
(10 Admissions including Skate Rentals, all ages)