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Cedar Rapids’ Free Ice Rinks

Before winter is over, be sure to lace up your ice skates and get out to one of the area’s free outdoor 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.

The rinks, located at Jones Park Tennis Court, 200 Wilson Ave SW and Noelridge Park Tennis Court, 4900 Council St. NE., are constructed using a plastic liner which results in better quality ice and a longer skating season. 

The rinks are a perfect place to bring your kids, a date or to enjoy for yourself! They are open for all recreational use and are not scheduled or supervised.

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


  • Jones Park Tennis Court, 200 Wilson Ave SW
  • Noelridge Park Tennis Court, 4900 Council St. NE

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 snow shoes at Indian Creek Nature Center so long as there is 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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