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Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off season this Friday

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 21:25:30-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off for the season this Friday with COVID-19 protocols in place.

The rink at 135 Monroe Center St. NW will be open through Feb. 21, weather permitting, a news release said Monday.

Admission to the ice rink is $2 and skate rental is included with admission.

The rink will be open seven days a week.

The following protocols will be in place to reduce public health risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All visitors and skaters must wear masks and maintain six feet of physical distancing from others.
  • A maximum of 25 skaters will be allowed on the ice at one time.
  • All operations – including check-in and skate rental – will be outside under tents rather than in the warming room.
  • Skating equipment will be sanitized after each use and hand sanitizer stations will be on-site.

Rather than arriving on a first-come/first-serve basis, skaters must reserve one-hour blocks of skating time online or over the phone.
Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance here or by calling 616-456-3696.

“Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is one of the most popular winter activities our department offers,” said John Judnich, recreation supervisor for the City of Grand Rapids. “With the added COVID-19 safety protocols in place, we intend to continue this community tradition in a safe way.”