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Skating season at Providence Rink extended to March 23, 2014

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Ice Skating Season at The Providence Rink at The Bank Of America City Center Extended Until Sunday March 23rd

PROVIDENCE – There’s good news and bad news about March weather. The bad news is that it looks like March temperatures will remain below normal for the rest of the month, delaying any spring-like weather for us. But there is good news! The unseasonably cold temperatures will allow the downtown Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center to extend its ice skating season through March 23rd, one week later than originally scheduled. The later closing means more time to make reservations for birthday parties, business or social group outings and private events on full ice. Dates for reservations are currently open. Also, our new penguin skate aids are available for kids who may need some help to stay steady on their skates. Join us for ice skating in the center of Downcity as the Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center marks the end of its 15th season.

Special Weekday Hours for Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21: 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 hours: 11am to 10pm

Once the ice skating season draws to a close, The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center will transform into a premier event center from April to October. The Providence Rink is a perfect location to host all types of summer events, with over 14,000 square feet of space available in the heart of downtown. The versatile space can accommodate over 1000 guests for private events such as conferences and weddings and over 2000 guests for public events such as festivals and concerts. Open air, partially tented, or fully-tented, an event at the Providence Rink is a unique experience! Event applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2014 summer and fall season.

For additional information on the ice skating and event center season, please visit ProvidenceRink.com or call 401.331.5544.

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Skating Center opens November 27th 28th, 2013

Information from the Mayor’s office and Providence Rink:


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Image from The Providence Rink

Delayed due to tomorrow’s storm:


The Providence Rink at The Bank of America City Center Opens for the 2013/2014 Season

PROVIDENCE – It’s time to plan for the start of 2013’s ice skating season! The Providence Rink is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 27th at 4pm, weather permitting. If it is raining on Wednesday, our opening day will be Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th at 4pm.

“It is a pleasure to kick off a new season of family fun at the Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center,” said Mayor Angel Taveras. “I invite every Rhode Islander to visit downtown Providence, enjoy a day of ice skating and take part in all our Capital City has to offer.”

Regular hours of operation during the week are Monday through Friday, 10am until 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 11am until 10pm. The skating rink is open on all winter holidays.

General admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors, $4 for children (12 and under), and $4 for military. Skate rentals are $5 and skate sharpening is $7, available Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Purchase a season pass for $150 adult, $250 family of four, $90 children and seniors, $90 Lunch Special weekdays 12pm to 2pm, and $90 After-Work Special weekdays 4pm to 6pm. Special rates are available for birthdays, school groups, business and social groups, and for full ice rental for private events. Visit ProvidenceRink.com for details and to make your reservations.

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Events at the Skating Center as they wrap up the season

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It may be freezing outside, but spring is on the way and that means the Skating Center will be closing down the ice soon.

The Providence Rink at The Bank of America City Center Offers Last Chance of The Season to Catch Some Ice

An extra week to enjoy outdoor ice-skating in downtown Providence! Special events to celebrate the end of the season!

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 14th season. The season ends Sunday, March 24th, completing the 18-week season of ice-skating that was enjoyed by more than 50,000 skaters.

  • Special Weekday Hours Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22: 4pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 hours: 11am to 10pm

Special events for the last two weeks of the season:

  • Thursday, March 14th: Art in Ice ice-sculpting feature from 6pm to 9pm.
  • Friday, March 15: High School Night special 7pm to 10pm.
  • Saturday, March 16th: Girl Scout cookies for sale!
  • Sunday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day celebration with City Girl Cupcake 12pm to 4pm
  • Monday, March 18th: New weekday hours from 4pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, March 23rd: Open 11 to 10pm
  • Sunday, March 24th: Open 11am to 10pm. Closing Day

With the end of the ice skating season drawing to a close, The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center will transform into a premier programming and event center from April to October! The Providence Rink is a perfect location to host all types of summer programming and events with over 14,000 square feet of space available in the heart of downtown. Event applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2013 summer and fall season.

Coming soon! The Providence Rink will unveil a new website at ProvidenceRink.com that will provide the complete year-round programming and event schedule and offerings.

For additional information until our new website is up, please visit ProvidenceSkating.com or call 401.331.5544.

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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).

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Skating Center opens November 23

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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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Skating Center February Events

While the Skating Center closed at 2pm to clear snow, they do have some great events coming up next month.

Check out our spectacular events!

Saturday, February 12th, 5-8pm – Hearts + Scars: An Evening with Providence Roller Derby – Hot chocolate, treats, games and contests with the derby girls on ice skates!

Plus, La Strada Wood Fired Pizza straight out of their mobile wood fired pizza oven to you!

Sunday, February 13th 5-8pm – FUNny Valentine Weekend continues! Bring a CD and dedicate a song to your sweetheart! La Strada Wood Fired Pizza – hot pies with fresh local ingredients for you at the rink!

Monday, February 14th 5:30-7pm – PROVIDENCE BRUINS scrimmage! Watch the Providence Bruins practice for an upcoming outdoor game, and then skate with some players after!

Sunday, February 20th, 10am-1pm – To celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America, Lite Rock 105 will host youth hockey clinics with hockey heroes from all over Rhode Island, as well the chance for youth players from all over the state to compete in different events like a fastest skater competition, or a mini “Winter Classic” Mite tournament for prizes! So lace up your skates, and come help celebrate Youth Hockey in Rhode Island with this free, family-friendly event hosted by Lite Rock 105′s Heather Gersten and Tony Bristol!

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Skating Center Opens November 19th

Opening weekend for skating at the Bank of America City Center in downtown Providence!

Please join us for opening weekend at the Bank of America City Center! As one of New England’s most popular winter destinations, we offer a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City!

Bank of America City Center
2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903

Opening Weekend Dates: November 19-November 21, 2010
Opening Day Times: Friday Nov 19 – 6pm-10pm
Opening Weekend Times: Sat/Sun Nov 20-21 – 11am-10pm

Tickets: Adults $6
Children (12 and under) $3
Seniors (65 and older) $3
Skate rental $4

Info Phone: 401.331.5544

Web Site: ProvidenceSkating.com

2010/2011 Skating Season

2010/2011 Season Hours:
November 19th, 2010 – March 20th, 2011
Monday – Friday 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm

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Ice skating season ends March 21st

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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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