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Cedar Rapids’ Free Ice Rinks

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

Bundle up and get outside to practice your skating skills this winter at one of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department's free ice rinks.

Woman putting on ice skates

 The Rinks

There are two free rinks available to the public in Cedar Rapids. One located at Jones Park Tennis Court (200 Wilson Ave SW) and the other at Noelridge Park Tennis Court (4900 Council St. NE). Both rinks are constructed using a plastic liner, which results in better quality ice and a longer skating season. 

People in ice rink

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

Children ice skating

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

Kids ice skating

Mother and daughter ice skating

 Other Winter Activities

Looking for other fun and affordable ways to enjoy a snow-covered winter? Check out the cross country ski trails at Cherry Hill Park, Seminole Valley Park, Ellis Golf Course, Jones Golf Course, Twin Pines Golf Course and the Sac and Fox Trail. Trails are open and marked, but not groomed. Sledding hills at Bowman, Jones and Shawnee Parks in Cedar Rapids and Squaw Creek Park in Marion are also great options. Find more Winter Recreation information from the City of Cedar Rapids here.

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.

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

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