Bundle up for Family Fun! After an autumn full of and preparation, Brenton Skating Plaza will officially open for the 2008-09 Skating Season on Friday, November 21, 2008. Brenton Skating Plaza will kick things off early with Free Public Skating from 6-9 a.m., including admission and skate rental while Maxwell & Pam of KIOA Radio broadcast live on location. Skaters and Patrons will be offered Free Breakfast courtesy of The Singing Gourmet & the Egg Council along with Free Coffee from Brenton Skating Plaza during the broadcast.

The fun doesn’t stop after breakfast; Brenton Skating Plaza will be open for Public Skating from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., including the first Rock the River with Live D.J. from 8-11 p.m. Prize Giveaways all day long! “We are so excited for our third season”, says Robbin McClelland, General Manager, “We have great events planned all winter long!” Over the next few months to come, Brenton Skating Plaza will host countless events, drives, and activities. Des Moines residents and visitors can look forward to local celebrity appearances, Downtown Holiday Tree-Lighting festivities, and the Des Moines Winter Games in addition to Public Skating seven days a week, including holidays! Brenton Skating Plaza also offers group and private lessons, group rates, private rink rentals, birthday/winter party packages, Broom Ball Leagues, College Night on Thursdays, and Rock the River with a live D.J. every Friday night!

Brenton Skating Plaza is Des Moines’ only permanent outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue. Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa. Conveniently located along the Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront, Brenton Skating plaza brings a bit of magic downtown. Enjoy breathtaking cityscape and riverfront views while having some fun and getting some exercise. Brenton Skating Plaza is definitely a must when it comes to experiencing downtown Des Moines. Brenton is the perfect setting for family fun, a great date spot, or a fabulous location for your private event. Visit www.brentonplaza.com for more information and a complete schedule.