NRG Energy Ice Rink in The Capitol District

Tuesday, November 21 through Thursday, February 14, 2018
NEW LOCATION in The Capitol District – 11th & Capitol Ave.
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Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m.

Sunday – Thursday: 3 – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday: 1 pm – midnight

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 1 – 5 pm

Closed Christmas Day

$8 admission (plus tax) includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits the Food Bank for the Heartland.


About the Rink

Located in the new Capitol District development, the NRG Energy Ice Rink is artificially chilled in order to keep it frozen even on the most pleasant of winter days. The community is invited to enjoy a special Skating Extravaganza at the ice rink featuring skaters from the Blade and Edge Figure Skating Club on Saturday, December 16 at 3 p.m. The 30-minute performances is free of charge, with a requested admission of a nonperishable food item donation to the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. Public skating will be temporarily closed during this performance. Event is subject to change.

Recommended Parking

  • Heartland Park surface lot at 800 Douglas St. with three hours of free parking
  • Upper level of Park 3, located on Farnam Street between 9th and 10th Streets  for 50 cents per hour
  • ‘The Soup Lot’ south of Capitol Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets open to the public beginning at 5pm with an hourly rate
  • Metered street parking is available throughout the downtown area

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Lost and Found/ Questions

Please call 402-650-4813.

Shine the Light on Hunger

A portion of the proceeds from the rink are donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland as part of the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, a significant component of the Holiday Lights Festival. Conagra Brands will match ice rink admission up to $100,000 for the campaign. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank for the Heartland can distribute three meals to those in need. Look for Shine the Light collection bins at the ice rink. Your non-perishable food item donations will be distributed to families in need by Food Bank for the Heartland. For more information on other ways you can help Shine the Light on Hunger click here.