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 RRP Ice Rink 2018 (2)

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The City of West Des Moines is pleased to announce that the Raccoon River Park Ice Rink, which was initially provided by the Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo in 2016-2017, has returned for a second season in 2017-2018!

The rink is outdoors and will be open for skating throughout the winter season, weather permitting.  An open/closed sign at the rink will be updated by Public Services staff based on ice conditions.

 

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Raccoon River Park Ice Rink Rules:

ALL SKATERS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY ARE SKATING AT THEIR OWN RISK; RINK IS NOT SUPERVISED

RINK IS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK, WEATHER AND ICE CONDITIONS PERMITTING

SKATERS NEED TO PROVIDE OWN SKATES. 

  • Ice skating, by its nature, is a hazardous activity, falls are common. Rink users are strongly encouraged to wear helmets and other protective gear.    
  • Skate in control, accept responsibility for knowing the range of your ability while on skates.
  • Be considerate of others, maintain a proper lookout to avoid other skaters.
  • Beware of soft spots, rough edges, water puddles, or other hazards on the ice.
  • Please use caution entering and exiting the ice rink.
  • Kicking holes, chipping, or gouging the ice is prohibited.
  • Skaters and spectators must not to sit on, lean over, or leave articles on the dasher boards.    
  • No food, drink, or pets on the ice.
  • Do not skate while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other control impairing substances.
  • A color system will be used to inform the public of skating conditions, green indicating conditions are suitable for skating and red signifying the rink is closed.
  • All park rules and regulations in Title 7, Chapter 11 of the West Des Moines City Code shall apply.

DO NOT SKATE IF THE RINK HAS BEEN DAMAGED OR ICE HAS MELTED.

ICE RINK USE IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. IF SHARING THE ICE RINK IS NOT AN OPTION AND OTHERS ARE WAITING TO USE THE RINK, A 60 MINUTE TIME LIMIT WILL APPLY.

 

Please report any maintenance concerns or damage to WDM Public Services at 515-222-3480.

Raccoon River Park Ice Rink Location Map:

RRP Ice Rink Location Map

Questions? Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 515-222-3444 or email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

 

 

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