Season Passes are 50 percent off through Nov. 20

DES MOINES, IA – It’s time for the ice again at Brenton Skating Plaza – Des Moines only outdoor ice skating rink opens for the 2014-2015 skating season on Friday, Nov. 21 at noon. The rink is located in heart of Downtown Des Moines on the Principal Riverwalk at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive.

Opening night at Brenton Skating Plaza contributes to the excitement of the Historic East Village Holiday Promenade, the kickoff to the Holiday Season in Downtown Des Moines, with a tree-lighting ceremony and appearance by Santa. Ice skaters are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Annual Food Drive to benefit the City of Des Moines Housing Fund, a program that helps those in need.

Brenton Skating Plaza is offering half price season passes today through Nov. 20, 2014. Season passes must be purchased online. Visit and use the coupon code EARLYBIRD. Season passes start at $41.25 with this special discount.

Brenton Skating Plaza Hours:
Monday, Noon – 6 p.m. & 8 – 10 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 8 p.m.

Admission to Brenton Skating Plaza:
Monday – Thursday
$5 for Adults
$3.25 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors
Skate Rental $3.75

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays
$6.50 for Adults
$4.75 for Children (age 6-12) and Seniors
Skate Rental $3.75

Children 5 and under are always free admission, skate rental $3.75

For more information about the Brenton Skating Plaza visit

Brenton Skating Plaza is open seven days a week including holidays Nov. 14 – March 2014. Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa and is the only outdoor rink in the Des Moines metro. Brenton Skating Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is the Zamboni sponsor for the 2014-2015 season. Brenton is funded by Operation Downtown, City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department and the Riverfront Development Authority.

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