Grab your skates and lace up with the Griffins


The Great Skate Winterfest returns to downtown Grand Rapids this weekend. The 34-hour skating marathon kicks off at noon Saturday and runs through 10 p.m. Sunday. Griffins players will hit the ice from 10 p.m. Saturday-10 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the event and skate rentals are free. Skating costs $3 for adults, $1 for children. The event supports the Griffins Youth Foundation.

In addition to the Great Skate, there will be winter sports demonstrations, a family activity tent and horse-drawn carriage rides. For a complete schedule of events, including the players that will be participating in the Great Skate, visit the event’s website.

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