Wednesday, 16 October, 2019


The City of Grand Rapids maintains 3 outdoor skating rinks located at each of our elementary schools.  Each facility has a hockey rink and pleasure rink.  Warming shacks are open from 3:30 – 9:00 pm Mondays – Fridays, and 12:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The rinks are regularly resurfaced and will remain open until Mother Nature tells us that winter is near its end (usually early March).
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From March through October you can rent dry floor space for events such as wedding receptions, meetings, trade shows, concerts, etc.


Capable of accommodating crowds of up to 4,000, we can accommodate parties of all sizes and will set-up specifically to meet your needs!  With a little creativity, the Civic Center easily transforms into your very own, unique reception hall for:

  • Weddings

  • Reunions

  • Retirements

  • Anniversaries

  • Graduations

  • Proms

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From July through April, the IRA Civic Center offers ice rental for hockey, figure skating, and other activities. For information regarding ice rental costs and availability, please contact the IRA Civic Center staff at 218-326-2500.

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