By Giovanni Centurione
Looking for something fun to do this winter? Maybe you need a new place to bring the family, your school group, a date, or hold a birthday party. Or, you may be looking for a way to relax and burn calories on your lunch break. And the free, above-ground portion of the subway is right there!
Know that if you bring your own ice skates to Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza, you can skate for free, but even the rental costs are dirt cheap. Only $3 for adults and $2 for children.
Open now till March 14th, weather dependent, Rotary Rink is downtown Buffalo’s only outdoor ice-skating rink. The rink is surrounded by some of Buffalo’s most beautiful modern and historic architecture such as Key Center, M&T Center, Gold Dome, and Bank of America. And there are plenty of restaurants (Vitos!) and coffee shops within walking distance, where you can eat and drink before, after or while on break from the cold. There are also snacks and beverages available in the rink’s heated concession area.
This special treat has been managed by Buffalo Place and partnered with the City of Buffalo since 1998.
Hours of operation are:
Tuesday- Friday 11AM-2PM & 5PM-9PM
Extended holiday hours are:
December 21, 22, 23: 11AM-9PM
December 24: 11AM-2PM
December 28, 29, 30: 11AM-9PM
December 31: 11AM-1AM
January 1, 18: 11AM-9PM
February 15: 11AM-9PM
To host an event or planning to bring a group to Rotary Rink, contact Buffalo Place. Group rates and party packages are available by calling: 716.856.3150
Rotary Rink @ Fountain Plaza .
Main Street (Between W.Chippewa & W.Huron Streets)