Main Street Square ice skating rink opens Nov. 22

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – Downtown Rapid City’s outdoor ice skating rink is projected to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a special event.

Main Street Square will accept donations of non-perishable food for Skates-giving, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The food will help stock the Cornerstone Rescue Mission pantry for the holidays. They will not accept glass or expired items.

The rink will be open daily until Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours vary and may change due to weather and event schedules. The most up-to-date information can be found at

“The ice skating rink has really become a community gathering place in the winter months,” said Megan Whitman, Main Street Square executive director. “Families from two-year-olds to grandparents share in the delight and joy. They then shop and dine Downtown, supporting local businesses.”

Main Street Square’s ice skating rink is in its fourth season of operation. The rink is larger than New York City’s Rockefeller Center, and is in the center of Main Street Square.

The next event to utilize the ice skating rink is the Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 29. Horse-drawn wagon rides, a figure skating performance, visits with Santa and the tree lighting ceremony will take place between 1 and 6 p.m., with a special holiday concert by The Potter Family from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with the Rapid City Downtown Association’s Small Business Saturday and the Festival of Lights Parade at 6 p.m.

Throughout the season, several ice skating themed events are planned including Lights on the Ice Teen Nights, an Ugly Sweater Party, Heroes Skate, Rodeo Skate and more.

For more information and a full list of upcoming events, visit

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