about brenton skating plaza


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.  Beginning June 2014, the Plaza will have 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 center, playing host to community events, concerts, 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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    February 25, 2017

    Learn To Skate Classes
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Mascot Skate today noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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