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Cone Park Skating Rink

People skate at the new outdoor skating rink at Cone Park on the rink's opening day. Despite temperatures that would climb above freezing, the rink's artificial refrigeration system kept the ice frozen. 

Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal

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. 


City hall reporter

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