SIOUX CITY | Sioux City will hold a ribbon cutting for the new skating rink at Cone Park 1 p.m. Thursday.
The 5,400-square-foot refrigerated ice skating rink opened for the first time Saturday. The rink is refrigerated to offer extended use through the winter months and will transition to a free splash pad in the summer.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Ice skating admission is included in all admission fees to the tubing hill. The fee for ice skating only is $5. Skate rentals cost $3 and are not included in either admission fee. Personal skates are allowed.
The rink is titled the Ruth Cone Skate and Splash presented by Missouri River Historical Development. MRHD was a major donor and supporter of the project. Ruth Cone is the late philanthropist whose family in 1981 created the trust that served as the park's primary funding source.
Located on a spacious field east of the IBP Ice Center parking lot, Cone Park opened in late December and features a tubing hill, refrigerated ice skating, fire pit and day lodge. It will also feature the splash pad and multi-use trail in the summer.