about brenton skating plaza

About

Brenton Skating Plaza is a unique outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue.

Brenton Plaza, an open-air facility located in downtown Des Moines, is the ideal location for various events including ceremonies, social events, festivals, shows, and concerts.  The Plaza has a one-of-a-kind canopy allowing for rain and sun protection while enjoying panoramic views of downtown.

Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility opened in November of 2006, the first of its kind in the state of Iowa. Brenton Skating Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront. Stationed at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, it’s an integral part of the campaign to continue the reinvigoration of downtown Des Moines.

From November to March, the venue offers people of all ages the chance to ice skate in the open air, amid the snowflakes and under the stars. In the summer, the Brenton Skating Plaza transforms into an outdoor event venue, playing host to community events, concerts,weddings,receptions and other gatherings.

Brenton Skating Plaza is dedicated to providing a fun, recreational experience for families and individuals of all ages.

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    520 Robert D Ray Dr
    Des Moines, IA 50309-1824
    (515) 284-1000

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    UPCOMING EVENTS | View Full Calendar

    September 23, 2017

    Fresh Fest 2017 - Iowa's First Hip Hop Festival Returns!
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    October 1, 2017

    Brides Under The Canopy Wedding Show
    Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    October 5, 2017

    Nitefall Eli Young Band
    Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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