Come enjoy winter in Downtown Kent at the new, outdoor ice skating rink, Kent Skates! This rink that will be free and open to the public from Nov. 20, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022. Hours for the ice rink are as follows: Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
There will be food and beverages at a snack bar, the Zamboni Café, and visits from various food trucks. Plus, the restaurants and shops of downtown Kent are just steps away.
The skating rink has been established through a collaborative effort 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.
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