Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza

December 1, 2009

Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza is now open and celebrating its 12th Anniversary season as Downtown Buffalo’s only free-to-the-public outdoor skating rink!  Rotary Rink was completed in 1991 after more than a decade of planning and design and is named after the Rotary Club of Buffalo, who generously made a $500,000 commitment to the project.  In 1998, Buffalo Place Inc. partnered with the City of Buffalo to manage an outdoor skating Rink in Downtown Buffalo, offering free ice-skating and the unique opportunity to skate outdoors in an urban setting.  Located in close proximity to the Theatre and Entertainment Districts of Downtown and surrounded by many of Buffalo’s award winning eateries, Rotary Rink is an important initiative in the continued success of Downtown Buffalo.  The free, above-ground Light Rail Rapid Transit systems offers skaters easy transport to and from Buffalo’s exciting destinations.

Buffalo Place continues to operate Rotary Rink and Buffalo Place Operations supplies personnel to maintain the ice and clean the public portions of Rotary Rink Atrium.  This heated Atrium offers concessions and skate rental for $2.00 for children and $3.00 for adults.  Rotary Rink is available for birthday parties and other special events and Buffalo Place provides chairs and tables, helping to make these outdoor skating parties a memorable and unique experience.  If you would like to book a party at Rotary Rink call Buffalo Place Inc. at 716/856-3150.

Rotary Rink is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Saturday the Rink is open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday it is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Don’t forget that this outdoor skating Rink is weather dependent.  If the temperature reaches 45 degrees Fahrenheit, call 716/854-RINK before you head Downtown to skate.

2010 Extended Hours
January 18th: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
February 15th: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.