Pop-Up Ice Rink Coming to North Monroe

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Soon Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink won’t be the only outdoor skating venue in town.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is waiting for temperatures to drop so it can open a newly situated pop-up rink at North Monroe. The ice rink is in the parking lot where Movies on Monroe, at 555 Monroe Ave. NW, was held during the summer.

Guests can ice skate for free, provided they bring their own skates, or sign up to join a league should they desire something a little more competitive. Leagues include pond hockey, broom ball, and ice soccer through the Grand Rapids Sports & Social Club and drop-in hockey run by Wednesday Night Shinny.

Keep an eye on DGRI’s social media accounts for information on the ice rinks opening, which will be dependent on the weather.

Ice Rink Hours of Operation

Ice Open Daily 9 a.m. – midnight

Warming Hut & Porta-Potties open from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rink Schedule

  • Monday-Tuesday
    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    League Pond Hockey
    Organized by GR Sport & Social Club
  • Wednesday
    6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Drop-in Hockey
    Organized by Wednesday Night Shinny
  • Thursday
    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Broom Ball League
    Organized by GR Sport & Social Club

League Information

League Nights are from Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Monday-Tuesday– League Pond Hockey from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. run by the Grand Rapids Sports & Social Club
  • Wednesday– Drop-in Hockey from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. run by Wednesday Night Shinny
  • Thursday Broom Ball League from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. run by Grand Rapids Sports & Social Club

*Photo courtesy of DGRI

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