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Ice Skating season ends March 17, 2012

Bank of America Skating Center Offers Last Chance of the Season to Catch Some Ice

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With just a few more days to enjoy outdoor skating in downtown Providence, the skating rink offers special hours for its final weeks – and special rates.

PROVIDENCE – Providence residents and visitors alike can savor the final days of winter by skating outside at the Bank of America City Center at the end of its 13th season. The season ends Saturday, March 17th, completing a full four months of skating at consistently low-priced rates offered by the City of Providence.

Special hours for the last two weeks of the season:

  • March 5th – March 17th
  • Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 11am – 10pm

The Bank of America City Center skating rink is one of New England’s most popular destinations for wintertime play. The 14,000 sq. ft. facility is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City.

Special end of season rates will be just $3 admission and $3 skate rental for all ages Monday through Friday from 2pm – 10pm now through March 16th. (Regular admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids, and $4 for skate rental).


Skating Center opens November 23

Skating Center

The Bank of America City Center in Kennedy Plaza

Update 11/23/2011: Due to the rain today, the Skating Center opening is delayed until tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day.

Opening Night: November 23rd, 4pm to 10 pm
Regular Hours: November 24th, 2011 – March 18th, 2012
Monday – Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Join Greater Kennedy Plaza on Wednesday, November 23rd for the first skate of the season at Bank of America Skating Center! From 4-10 pm the ice will be fresh, the tunes will be playing, and the lights will be aglow as we kick-off the skate season in style.

The temperature is dropping, but there is no need to rush inside! The Bank of America Skating Center provides outdoor family fun all winter long. Get in a quick work out at lunch, decompress after work, or spend a Saturday with family and friends at the rink. Affordable fun in the heart of downtown Providence!

Upcoming events at the Skating Center:

The following are just some of the events at the Bank of America City Center during the 2011/2012 season:

  • December 3: Downtown Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. Join us for a professional figure skating exhibition after the Mayor’s tree lighting ceremony at 6PM
  • December 3: Learn-To-Skate six-week session begins
  • Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 18: Skate with Santa from 2-4PM
  • December 31: Bright Night skating performances and opening ceremonies from 5-6PM
  • Month of January: Providence Bruins practice – watch players practice and then share public open skate with players
  • Month of February: Skate with 28. Food-raiser for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank with CW28, featuring contests, performers, refreshments and prizes
  • Month of February: Valentine’s Day, 6-8PM; Bring a CD and have a song dedicated to your sweetheart; 8-10PM Free Valentine’s Day keepsake for couples
  • Every Wednesday from 6-10PM: College Night. Admission for college students is $3 with a valid college photo ID
  • Every weekday from 12-2PM: Lunchtime Special. Admission is $3 and skate rentals are $3.
  • Every weekday from 4-6PM: After Work Special. Admission is $3 and skate rentals are $3.

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Ice skating season ends March 21st

Bank of America Skating Center
Photo by Jef Nickerson

A sure sign of spring, the ice skating season at the Bank of America City Center in Kennedy Plaza ends March 21st. The skating center is wrapping up the season with a number of events:

The 2010 skating season ends March 21st. Join us for a full week of fun!

  • Monday, March 15th Skating admission is just $3 all day long!
  • Tuesday, March 16th Tango Tuesday from 12-2pm!
  • Wednesday, March 17th Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green while you skate between 2-4pm and receive a free pass to the Providence Children’s Museum (while supplies last). Then from 4-10pm, join us in our Beer & Wine Pavilion for a refreshing after-work drink. And don’t forget, Wednesday night is College Night from 6-10pm!
  • Thursday, March 18th Take an exhilarating break from watching the NCAA games and go for a spin on the ice. Afterwork Special pricing from 4-6pm is just $3 admission and $3 skate rental. And from 4-10pm, watch the skaters from the Beer & Wine Pavilion provided by Pinelli-Marra.
  • Friday, March 19th Join us from from 4-10pm in the Beer & Wine Pavilion provided by Pinelli-Marra. Make a night of it by walking through the tunnel to the special basin Waterfire night at 7:30pm!
  • Saturday, March 20th Final night of our Beer & Wine Pavilion from 4-10pm – a great way to cap off the NCAA games!
  • Sunday, March 21st Final day – Open 11am – 10pm! Make sure to bring your special coupon below for a deep discount!

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