Grand Rapids commissioners approve public ice skating at Van Andel

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids City Commission has given the final approval to allow public ice skating at the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Finance Committee approved ice skating at the home of the Grand Rapids Griffins Tuesday. The full commission gave its final approval at a Tuesday evening meeting.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority previously approved shifting around $40,000 in funding for ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle to public ice skating at Van Andel Arena.

Construction delays at Rosa Parks Circle forced the city to scrap public ice skating on the Ecliptic — the art installation that defines the plaza — this year. 

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