Cassie DeSisso of Gilman takes a spin on the newly opened Grinnell Community Ice Rink at Ahrens Park while her three boys, Blake, Daymen and Channing, enjoy playing on the ice on Jan. 28, the first day the rink was open. The ice rink was donated by the Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo as part of the community rink program. Installation of the 80-foot by 40-foot ice rink was done through a partnership of the Ahrens Foundation and the City of Grinnell Parks and Recreation Department. The rink is located on the south end of Ahrens Park, west of the sledding hill. Hours for hockey are dawn to noon and ice skating are noon to dusk. Skaters need to bring their own skates and skating is free. A sign noting if the rink is open (green) or closed (red) is posted by the rink. Officials ask that people stay off the rink if it is closed.
"We are thrilled the Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo have generously donated an outdoor ice rink to Grinnell,” said Jordan Allsup, Grinnell’s Parks and Recreation Director. “The city’s previous ice rinks were well-received by the community and we expect this one to be as well.”