Kent skates into a fun new year


A depiction of the planned ice rink.

Payton Courtney, Writer

A brand new ice rink is coming to Kent. Beginning November 20th, downtown Kent will feature a new outdoor ice rink. The rink will be located on East Erie Street, between the PARTA parking deck and the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center; that is, between State Route 59 (Haymaker Parkway) and South Depeyster Street, for those needing more specific directions.

The outdoor ice rink will include a snack bar with food and beverages, the Zamboni Café. Food trucks will also make regular visits. Since the ice rink is located downtown, you will only be steps away from all of Main Street Kent’s restaurants and shops.

“I’m excited. I would so go,” said junior Cami Rankin when asked about the ice rink.

“I think it’s really cool. Finally, something new and fun in this boring town,” said senior Cherilyn Kowalski.

The ice rink will be from November 20, 2021 through February 28, 2022. Hours of operation will be Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 8pm. Both admission and skate rental is free.