Free ice skating now open in Downtown Kent
Kent Skates is a new, outdoor ice skating rink that is free and open to the public. It is open now through Feb. 28, 2022, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Use of the rink is free, along with free skate rental.
This special attraction has been created through a partnership between the city of Kent, the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Kent and Kent State University.
About the Downtown Location
This seasonal rink is located on a section of East Erie Street, in downtown Kent, between St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway) and South Depeyster Street, between the PARTA parking deck and the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This section of East Erie Street will be closed from Oct. 15 until March 15 to allow for setup and takedown of the rink.
The location will feature food and beverages at a snack bar, the Zamboni Café, and visits from food trucks. Plus, the restaurants and shops of downtown Kent are just steps away.
Hours of Operation
Kent Skates will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from now through Feb. 28, 2022:
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Dec. 16, 2021 (4 to 6 p.m.)
- Dec. 24 & 25, 2021
- Jan. 1, 2022