Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

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In a Nutshell

60’x120’ outdoor rink beckons skaters with open skate and training programs to impart basic skills of the U.S. Figure Skating program

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Promotional value expires Mar 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Punch card may be split between people. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If woolly mammoths had mastered the triple lutz, they would’ve made it out of the Ice Age and into the Bronze Age, if not the Silver or Gold Age. Ensure your long-term survival with today’s Groupon to Brenton Skating Plaza. Choose from the following options:

  • For $40, you get a 10-punch skating pass with skate rental (up to an $80 value).
  • For $26, you get 4 Saturday sessions of Learn to Skate classes (a $52 value).
  • For $26, you get 4 Monday sessions of Learn to Skate classes (a $52 value).<p>

Beneath the unearthly blue glow of the plaza’s exterior, groups of up to 220 skaters blissfully circle Brenton Skating Plaza’s glassy ice rink. Visiting pairs of feet slip into figure or hockey skates before gliding on the 60’x120’ outdoor rink’s 2-inch-thick ice, which represents the combined effort of 8,000 gallons of water, 3 miles of refrigerating piping, and one overworked zamboni. Visitors can descend upon the icy surface to carve gigantic figure eights or to perfect rapid cross-overs at public-skate sessions held every day. Open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, skaters can speed around the rink practicing hand-holding techniques and triple toe loops under the stars.

The U.S. Figure Skating basic skills program hosts four weekly sessions with classes tailored to adults and kids aged 4 and up. In addition to learning ice-navigating fundamentals, participants enjoy free skate rentals, as well as a complimentary weekly public skate pass and a one-year U.S. Figure Skating membership. Saturday morning classes begin February 4 and also go February 11, 18, and 25 and are offered from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. or 9:25 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and Monday evening sessions kick off February 6 and also go February 13, 20, and 27 at either 6:25 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza's outdoor ice-skating rink is comprised of a 160'x60' sheet of ice that can hold up to 220 skaters. There, skaters—equipped with one of 450 pairs of skates available for rent—can cut lines through the ice in the open air. Throughout the season, which stretches from November to March, the rink hosts skating lessons, broomball games, and public skating, 7 days a week and on holidays. Those looking to warm their insides or have a treat, can enjoy a hot chocolate or snack from the concessions offered on site.

Customer Reviews

we always have tons of fun!
Shawn K. · February 20, 2012
Keep up the great work. Your love of your job definitely shows.
Emily N. · February 20, 2012
You have great skating instructors and very friendly staff.
Diane D. · February 20, 2012
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    East Village

    520 Robert D Ray Dr.

    Des Moines, Iowa 50309


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