A Family Day of Ice Skating at The Plaza at Gateway Park in Neenah

Families and kids ice skating at the Plaza in Neenah

New to the City of Neenah last October, The Plaza at Gateway Park provides an amazing option for winter fun in the Fox Valley! Unlike other outdoor ice skating locations, The Plaza chills and holds ice in its rink as soon as the weather is 50 degrees or cooler. Their Opening Date for 2002 will be Friday, November 18!

In addition to skating, you’ll find a coffee shop, Globe Coffee, which operates year-round and serves hot cocoa and coffee, and they have some new items to offer this skating season—quesadillas, Bavarian pretzels, loaded baked potatoes, charcuterie boards, and of course, s’mores ingredients. Food and drinks can be ordered inside, or there is also a convenient outside order window. The Plaza has gas fire pits to warm up or roast marshmallows for your s’mores (available for purchase).

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • No cash! The Plaza is cashless, including Globe Coffee, be sure to have a debit or credit card along to pay.
  • You’ll need to complete a waiver for your family to skate. Each adult requires their own and can have up to six children added.
  • Cubbies are available for boot storage but are open and unlocked. Leave valuables at home.
  • On colder days, we recommend bringing snow pants. You can always leave them in your bag if kids change their minds and don’t want them.
  • Admission is required for all skaters. Skate rentals are available, or you can bring your own skates. Plastic skate trainers are available for kids new to skating.
  • Restrooms are available inside for guests.
  • Private room inside available for birthday parties.
  • Watch their Facebook page for special events and details.

The Plaza At-A-Glance:

  • Address: The Plaza at Gateway Park, 229 West Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Phone: 920-486-8085
  • theplazaneenah.com/
  • Parking:
    • Parking is available adjacent to The Plaza. Additional FREE parking after 5 pm is available at the Green Ramp Parking Ramp on Church St, Arrowhead Park and First Presbyterian Chuch.
  • Opening Night: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4 – 9 pm with a 7 pm skate exhibition presented by the Valley Figure Skating Club!
  • Skating Hours:
    • Open Friday, November 18, 2022 through March for ice skating!
    • The Plaza is closed on Wednesdays for private events.
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: 4 – 7 pm
    • Thursdays: 4 – 8 pm
    • Fridays: 4 – 9 pm
    • Saturdays: 11 am – 9 pm
    • Sundays: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Skating Fees:
    • Daily Passes: $8 adults/$5 children
    • Skate Rental: $5
    • Family packages are also available.
  • Information, pricing, hours & rules are subject to changes and weather dependent. Visit website before visiting.

Opening Weekend Schedule at the Plaza for 2022:

  • Friday Night November 18, 2022
    • Hours: 4 – 9 pm
    • Figure Skating Exhibition: 7 – 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Family Lessons: 9 am – 11 am (30 minute sessions)
    • Open Skate: 11 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
    • Family Lessons: 9 am – 11 am (30 minute sessions)
    • Open Skate: 11 am – 6 pm

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