The Peoples Park Outdoor Skating Rink officially opened for the season on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will remain open through the end of February, weather permitting.

Holiday hours for the rink are as follows: Saturday through Monday, Dec. 21-23, 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24, 12-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 25, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday through Monday Dec. 26-30, 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 31, 12-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12-6 p.m.

After the holidays, starting Jan. 2 and continuing through Feb. 29, hours will be 3-5:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Schedule is weather dependent; changes and/or cancellations will be announced on both KDLM and KRCQ Radio as well as the City of Detroit Lakes Facebook page.

The outdoor rink is located at 1324 Peoples St., in the middle of Peoples Park, while right across Rossman Avenue from Peoples Park is Kent Freeman Arena, which has two indoor rinks that are home to Detroit Lakes’ youth hockey programs, as well as a figure skating club.

Starting this Saturday, Dec. 21, and continuing through the end of the month, public skating sessions will be offered intermittently through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, in between the regularly scheduled hockey and figure skating practice sessions.

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Please visit and click on “Arena Schedule” at the top of the page to view the full schedule.