While the ground isn't covered in snow and ice just yet, it's Iowa. It is only a matter of time. Winter might be cold, but it still presents some great opportunities to get outside and have some fun! You can ski, go sledding, or maybe lace up your skates and go ice skating! Here are some great outdoor ice rinks in Iowa that you can visit this winter.

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Brenton Skating Plaza - Brenton Skating Plaza is located in Des Moines and provides outdoor enthusiasts with the chance to skate both day and night. Travel Iowa reports that from November through March, the plaza offers skating for all ages with beautiful views of the Des Moines Skyline in the distance. To guarantee skating time, online reservations are suggested.

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Marian Park Ice Skating Rink - Travel Iowa points out this outdoor rink located in Clear Lake, Iowa. It is free to the public! You can skate, play hockey with friends, or relax in the warming house. Click HERE for hours and more information.

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Frozen Landing Ice Rink - The website Step Outside reports that Frozen Landing Ice Rink in Bettendorf, Iowa is a must-visit skating destination. It is completely free to use and open to the public. Skate rentals are only $2! While hockey skates are allowed, no pucks or sticks please.

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Raccoon River Park Ice Rink - Step Outside suggests Raccoon River Park Ice Rink as a place to get some winter skating in. It has been open to the public since 2016 and is free to use. Hockey and other winter sports are welcome and the rink is sponsored by the Iowa Wild hockey team.

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