11 Ice Skating Rinks in Des Moines

Ice Skating, Des Moines, Iowa

The temperatures are beginning to drop in Iowa, but that does not mean you cannot have fun outdoors! One activity you and your family may enjoy is ice skating in Des Moines. Lace up those skates and visit one of these outdoor skating rinks.

Note: All of these locations have been added to to the Des Moines Outdoor Fun interactive map.

Brenton Skating Plaza

Address: 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa

Website: https://www.dsmpartnership.com/brentonplaza/

Hours: Hours vary. Take a look at the whole schedule.

Admission: Adults – $8.50; Child 6-12 years – $5.25; Skate Rental – $4.75

Other Notes: Supervised.

Centennial Park

Address: 1255 Warrior Lanes Waukee, Iowa. Located on the Southeast corner of Centennial Park.

Website: https://www.waukee.org/876/Ice-Rink

Hours: Hockey – Dawn to Noon; Open Skating – Noon to dusk

Admission: Free

Other Notes: In partnership with Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo. When a green sign is posted the rink is open. A red sign means the rink is closed. All skaters are advised to skate at their own risk. Bring your own skates.

Greenwood Park Pond

Address: 45th and Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa

Website: https://www.dmgov.org/Pages/default.aspx

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Admission: Free of charge

Other Notes: Ran by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation. They use a flag system to indicate if it safe to public skate or not. a green flag indicates safe. A red flag indicates not safe. If not flag the public should assume not safe.  Bring Your Own Skates. Unsupervised.

McHose Park

Address: 1215 Francis Mason Drive, Boone, Iowa

Website: https://www.boonegov.com/topic/index.php?topicid=24 

Hours: Tuesday + Thursday – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday – 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturday – 1 to 9 p.m.; Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change due to weather and volunteer staffing.

Admission: Free of charge

Other Notes: No skating when posted. Ice skate rink has a limited number of skate for rent at $2 per pair. Supervised by volunteers.

MacRae Park Pond

Address: SW 9th and Davis Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa

Website: https://www.dmgov.org/Pages/default.aspx

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Admission: Free of charge

Other Notes: Ran by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation. They use a flag system to indicate if it safe to public skate or not. a green flag indicates safe. A red flag indicates not safe. If not flag the public should assume not safe. Bring Your Own Skates. Unsupervised.

Maytag Park

Address: 301 S 11th Ave W, Newton, Iowa

Website: Ran by Newton Parks & Recreation – https://www.newtongov.org/91/Parks-Recreation

Maytag Park website – https://www.newtongov.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Maytag-Park-6

Hours: 

Admission:

Other Notes: The 2018 season information has not been released yet.

Pickard Park

Address: 2205 E 2nd Avenue, Indianola, Iowa

Website: Ran by Indianola Parks and Recreation – https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/225/Parks-Recreation 

Pickard Park website – https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/facilities/facility/details/pickardpark-26

Hours: Not announced yet.

Admission: Free

Other Notes: In partnership with Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo. Unsupervised.

Raccoon River Park

Address: 2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, Iowa

Website: http://www.wdm.iowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/152/2750

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Admission: Free

Other Notes:  In partnership with Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo. A green flag indicates rink is open and a red flag indicated the rink is closed. Bring your own skates. Unsupervised.

South River Valley Park

Address: 725 E 13th Street Ames, Iowa

Website: Ran by Ames Parks & Recreation-  https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-i-z/parks-recreation

South River Valley Park Site – https://www.cityofames.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/94/471?seldept=13&npage=3

Hours: Hours have not been announced yet.

Admission: Free

Other Notes: In partnership with Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo. Unsupervised.

Sunrise Park

Address: 506 SE Peterson Drive

Website:

Skating rink is operated by Ankeny Parks & Recreation: https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/our-city/departments/parks-and-recreation

Rules: https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/our-city/departments/parks-and-recreation/community-ice-rink

Hours: Hockey – Dawn to Noon; Open Skate – Noon to Dusk

Admission: Free

Other Notes: In partnership with Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo. A green sign means safe to skate. A red sign means skating rink is closed. The rink will stay open as long as weather permits and the ice stays frozen. Unsupervised.

Witmer Park Pond

Address: 610 34th Street in Des Moines, Iowa

Website: https://www.dmgov.org/Pages/default.aspx

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Admission: Free of charge

Other Notes: Ran by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation. They use a flag system to indicate if it safe to public skate or not. a green flag indicates safe. A red flag indicates not safe. If not flag the public should assume not safe. Bring Your Own Skates. Unsupervised.

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