Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating for 2023
Rosa Parks Circle ice skating is one of our favorite outdoor ice rinks in West Michigan. It sits in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, amid trees twinkling with thousands of lights at night, with cozy local restaurants nearby for a warm up and treat afterward.
The Circle serves as a community hub throughout the year, hosting live music, festivals, food trucks and more. Every winter it transforms into an affordable ice rink for some urban skating fun.
Rosa Parks Circle is located at 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids MI 49503.
Skating Reservations open at 8 am on Wednesday, November 17, 2023.
Ice Skating Rates & Reservations for 2023
Rink Open Dates:
Nov 30, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
ICE SKATING OPEN HOURS
10 am – 9:30 PM most days
The ice skating season at Rosa Parks Circle runs from November 30, 2023, to February 25, 2024.
The rink is closed on December 25.
The rink is open on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, MLK Day, & Valentine’s Day
(Note: Skating is weather-dependent. Closures are announced on the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink FB page & the 24/7 closure hotline at 616-456-3699.)
$4 for adults 18 & over
$2 for youth 17 & under
Cash and credit card are accepted.
Season passes & punch cards are available.
Admission includes free skate rental.
While 50 reserved skating spots are available per session, walk-up skating is also available. If you’re in the area and want to skate, stop by and see if there’s availability.
If you make a reservation, you will be granted priority access to Rosa Parks Circle ice skating before walk-up traffic during your arrival window.
Each skating session allows 50 spots to be reserved in advance.
Each reservation can accommodate up to 6 skaters.
The first two weeks of the season (November 30 – December 8, 2023) open for reservations on November 17.
Additional reservation dates will become available, up to two weeks in advance, starting November 26.
Ice Skate Rentals
You can bring your own skates or rent theirs.
Ice skate rentals are free with admission.
Rental skate sizes range from toddler size 8 up to men’s 15 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bonus: Handy learn-to-skate stabilizer aids are available, too.
Facilities at Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating
– You can change from street shoes to ice skates in the warming facility.
– There are public restrooms on-site at the rink.
– Shoe bins are available for personal belongings.
– Lockers available for $0.25.
– The rink is wheelchair accessible.
Once you change into your skates you’ll need to walk on the rubber pathway to the rink.
The Rosa Parks Ice Rink is in the heart of downtown.
Just across the street, you’ll find a BIGGBY coffee and Kilwins.
Plus, there are a lot of restaurants and boutiques lining Monroe Center.
Hotels, like the Amway Grand and Courtyard Marriott, and JW Marriott are nearby as well.
See also: Parking Downtown