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Cedar Rapids Free Ice Rink

Before winter is over, be sure to lace up your skates and get out to the area's free outdoor ice skating rink!

Bundle up and get outside to practice your skating skills this winter at Cedar Rapids' free ice rink.

A woman ties on a pair of white ice skates while three people ice skate behind her.

The Rink

There is a rink available to the public in Cedar Rapid, located at Hughes Park Basketball Court (2100 Wilson Ave SW). This rink is constructed using a plastic liner, which results in better quality ice and a longer skating season. 

three people glide across the ice at an outdoor ice skating rink in cedar rapids

The rink is a perfect place to bring your family, a date, or enjoy some time alone. It open to the public for recreational use all day and are not supervised.

three children ice skating at an outdoor ice skating rink in cedar rapids

So gather your favorite people and enjoy this free activity this cold winter has allowed! The rink will remain open for as long as weather conditions permit — so don't miss out!

two children skate next to one another at an outdoor ice rink

A mother helps her daughter ice skating at an outdoor rink

Other Winter Activities

Looking for other fun and affordable ways to enjoy a snow-covered winter? Check out the cross country ski trails groomed by Linn County Conservation at Matsell Bridge Natural Area, Morgan Creek Park, Wickiup Hill Learning Center, and Wanatee Park with updates posted at LinnCountyParks.com. Sledding hills at Bowman, Jones and Shawnee Parks in Cedar Rapids and Wanatee Park in Marion are also great options. Find more Winter Recreation information from the City of Cedar Rapids..

Or, for just $8-12 per person, rent snowshoes at Indian Creek Nature Center so long as there are five or more inches of snow cover.

Too cold outside? Consider ice skating indoors at the ImOn Ice Arena. Public skate is $6 for admission and $3 for skate rental. Check out their public skate times here. 

Call the Cedar Rapids winter hotline for information on openings and conditions:319-286-5700.

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