Bundle up and get outside to practice your skating skills this winter at one of Cedar Rapids or Marion's free ice 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. In Marion, the temporary ice rink at Thomas/Legion Park (343 Marion Blvd) is open daily from 6am-10pm as long as weather permits.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.