Ice Center to host NYE skating party

Last year's NYE skating party.
Contributed / Andrew Grafton
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DICKINSON — The West River Ice Center will host a New Year’s Eve skating party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31.

A DJ and Photo Booth will be provided by Fortissimo Mobile Entertainment, which is run by Joel and Leslie Schrum. There will also be free hot dogs and mystery door prizes. Skate rental is $2, with limited quantities of sizes.

Dickinson Parks and Recreation Facilities Manager Andrew Grafton said he’s excited to welcome everyone inside and onto the ice for some end of the year fun.

Local youngsters ring in the new year.
Contributed / Andrew Grafton

“It's a great event that a lot of local organizations help us put on through their sponsorship. And it's just great to get a good chunk of the community into a safe, fun environment for a few hours with awesome door prizes, delicious food and all that,” Grafton said. “It's really good to have these sorts of events in the community of Dickinson.”

Prior to that the Dickinson Public Library is hosting its own “Noon Year’s Eve Party” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for children aged 3-12. There will be crafts, treats, confetti and more. Space is limited to 30 kids so parents must register ahead of time. Parents with children under 10 must stay at the library for the duration of event.

Jason O’Day is a University of Iowa graduate, with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Before moving to Dickinson in September of 2021, he was a general news reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in southwest Iowa. He was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. With a passion for the outdoors and his Catholic faith, he’s loving life on the Western Edge. His reporting focuses on Stark County government and surrounding rural communities.
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