Where to Go Ice Skating in Des Moines

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where to go ice skating in des moines

Embrace the cold and go ice skating! There are plenty of options to go ice skating in Des Moines. Check out our guide to outdoor rinks and where you can rent ice skates and start skating!

Most locations are open from December through March depending on the weather. 

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Outdoor Ice Skating in Des Moines

Ankeny Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Sunrise Park, 506 SE Peterson Dr, Ankeny
Watch for the green flag for safe skating conditions.

Hours: Hockey skating from dawn to noon; open skating from noon to dusk

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

Brenton Skating Plaza

Where: 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines

Hour: Vary by day

Admission: $9.50/Adults, $5.75/Children (6-12), skate rental available

Des Moines Parks and Recreation – Neighborhood Park Ponds

Where: Greenwood Park Pond: 45th and Grand Ave, Des Moines

MacRae Park Pond: SW 9th and Davis Ave, Des Moines

Witmer Park Pond: 610 34th St, Des Moines

Hours: Normal park hours – sunrise to sunset. 
Check online to be sure locations are open. They use a flag system to indicate the availability of public skating.

Admission: FREE

Indianola Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Soccer fields south of the Indianola Middle School, 403 S. 15th St, Indianola

Hours: Hockey from dawn to noon; open skating noon to dusk. 

A green sign will be posted at the gate to indicate that the rink is open; a red sign will be posted when the rink is closed. 

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

Johnston Town Center Ice Rink

Where: 6245 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

Hours:  Vary by day

Admission: FREE. Skate rental available

Johnston Parks and Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Johnston Commons, 6169 Northglenn Dr, Johnston and Crosshaven Park, 7909 NW 95th St, Johnston

Hours: Hockey from dawn to noon; open skating noon to dusk

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

Urbandale Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Lions Park, 72nd St and Aurora Ave, Urbandale

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

Valley Community Center 

Where: 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

Waukee Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Grant Park, 605 SE Driftwood Lane, Waukee

Hours: Hockey dawn to noon; open skating noon to dusk

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates.

West Des Moines Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink

Where: Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Admission: FREE. Bring your own skates

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Where do you go ice skating in Des Moines? 

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