Know Before You Go

Skating Hours
Mon (4:00-7:00 pm)
Tues (4:00-7:00 pm)
Wed (CLOSED)
Thurs (4:00-8:00 pm)
Fri (4:00-9:00 pm)
Sat (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
Sun (11:00 am-6:00 pm)

Globe Coffee Hours
Mon (7:00 am-7:00 pm)
Tues (7:00 am-7:00 pm)
Wed (7:00 am-3:00 pm)
Thurs (7:00 am-8:00 pm)
Fri (7:00 am-9:00 pm)
Sat (8:00 am-9:00 pm)
Sun (8:00 am-6:00 pm)

(920) 486-8085

Planning Your Visit: Know Before You Go

The Plaza at Gateway Park Ice Rink is open for the 2021-2022 season! Visit the Skate Admissions & Rental window next to the Manor Haus to pay the admissions fee, complete your waiver check-in and to rent ice skates.

You must complete a waiver before entering onto the ice rink surface. Whether you choose to rent ice skates or bring your own, you must pay the admission fee.

Common Questions

Hours of Operation

Ice Rink

Mon (4:00-7:00 pm)
Tues (4:00-7:00 pm)
Wed (CLOSED)
Thurs (4:00-8:00 pm)
Fri (4:00-9:00 pm)
Sat (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
Sun (11:00 am-6:00 pm)

Globe Coffee Hours

Complete Your Daily Waiver

Complete your waiver from your computer, smartphone or any device before arriving.

Each adult (18+) must complete his/her own waiver. Each adult may add up to six minors per waiver. Upon submission, complete your check-in process at the Admissions window.

Payment Options

The Plaza & Globe Coffee operate as a cashless system. Ice skate rental, Globe Coffee purchases and any other onsite transactions must be completed with a credit or debit card.

Leave valuables at home. Secure storage is not available.

Location & Free Parking

229 W Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956

Free Parking Availability

Parking Ramp (Green)
109 N Church St

Loop the Lake Lot

First Presbyterian Church
200 S Church St

Admission Fees & Ice Skate Rental

General Admission

Does not include skate rental

Adults (18+): $8
Kids: $5

Skate Rental: $5

Family Package

Family of four, includes skate rental

Family Package: $35

Add-On Skaters: $5/person

Community Night & Group Pricing

Weekly Community Night Coming Soon!

Groups & Events: Contact us for more information

[email protected]

Information, pricing, hours & rules are subject to changes. For any questions, please email [email protected]

Events, Classes & Lessons

Birthday Parties

Private party room (two hours), skate admission & skate rental for 12 people.

Celebrate at The Plaza!

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Tot Classes

Never too early to learn your way on the ice! 30-minute sessions available now.

Tot Skate Lessons

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Skate Lessons

Regardless of your age, join a lesson to learn! 30-minute sessions available now.

Group Skate Lessons

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Ice Jam

Get your workout in on the ice! 60-minute sessions available now.

ICE JAM
SESSIONS

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Information & Common Questions

The Plaza is a year-round gathering place for the community. It features an ice skating rink for public use from November to March. From April to October, when The Plaza doesn’t have ice, it will be set with chairs, tables and umbrellas and will be used for events like small concerts, art fairs, evening movies or exercise classes.

The Plaza belongs to the community! It is a family venue in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin, featuring a gathering space with year-round activities, including a winter skating rink.

It is modeled after Rockefeller Center in New York City and filled with interesting items. Find out more!

We are in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin (229 W Wisconsin Avenue). GET DIRECTIONS

There are several parking options in the area. View Parking Map

The Plaza & Globe Coffee operate as a cashless system. Ice skate rental, Globe Coffee purchases and any other onsite transactions must be completed with a credit or debit card.

Entry into The Plaza is free. However, there are fees for ice skating & ice skate rental. Other events held at The Plaza may have a cost associated with them. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for events.

Fees & Rental

You must complete a waiver before entering onto the ice rink surface. Whether you choose to rent ice skates or bring your own, you must pay the admission fee.

Yes.

You must complete a waiver before entering onto the ice rink surface. Whether you choose to rent ice skates or bring your own, you must pay the admission fee.

You must complete a waiver before entering onto the ice rink surface. Whether you choose to rent ice skates or bring your own, you must pay the admission fee.

There are three firepit & seating areas at The Plaza. The firepits & seats are not available for reservation. The firepits will be on during ice rink operations and can be turned on by request during other times.

Popular S’mores Trays are available at Globe Coffee for $8.

Within The Plaza, Globe Coffee operates on a year-round basis and serves coffee, hot cocoa and smoothies; light fare like bagels and paninis; and cheese fondue and s’mores during the skating season. Guests can make the s’mores themselves over gas firepits. Globe Coffee menu includes paninis, soup & bagel sandwiches. Our ice rink menu has nachos, hot dogs & stuffed baked potatoes. Coffee drinks are also available during evening hours.

Globe Coffee is open during the day and during ice rink hours.

More Information & Hours

The Plaza at Gateway Park and ice skating are available for birthday parties and other small private events any day of the week.

Larger, full-facility rental events are available on Wednesdays.

We also offer discounted group rates for non-profit groups on Monday-Tuesday (4:00-7:00pm) & Thursday (4:00-8:00pm).

If you’d like to hold your group event at The Plaza at Gateway Park, regardless of size, please contact us at [email protected]

(920) 486-8085

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Within The Plaza, Globe Coffee operates on a year-round basis and serves coffee, hot cocoa and smoothies; light fare like bagels and paninis; and cheese fondue and s’mores during the skating season. Guests can make the s’mores themselves over gas firepits.

The name of the coffee shop comes from the little girl sculpture at the entrance to Gateway Park raising her arms to the sky in joyful empowerment. Coffee experience with in-house roasting beans with zero-emission Bellwether Roaster.

A place for you & your family to create smiles & memories

The Plaza will serve as a year-round gathering place for the community of the City of Neenah and will feature a refrigerated ice skating rink for public use from November to March.

From April to October, when The Plaza doesn’t have ice, it will be set with chairs, tables and umbrellas and will be used for events like small concerts, art fairs, evening movies and exercise classes.

The Beautiful City of Neenah, Wisconsin

We’re proud to call Neenah our home. Quietly nestled along the shores of Lake Winnebago, Neenah offers the perfect blend of small town spirit along with the convenience of living in a quickly growing urban center. A vibrant private-public partnership has brought significant economic growth and community enrichment programs to our city, as well as social, cultural and recreational events for people of all ages.

Building the plaza

Welcome to The Plaza at Gateway Park! Thank you to the many people who contributed to make the dream come true. The expertise, innovation and big hearts of these people have helped to make The Plaza at Gateway Park a gem of the Fox Cities.

Refrigerated Ice Rink

Refrigerated Ice Rink

The ice rink operates with a glycol chiller system that keeps the rink frozen, while simultaneously, a heating system keeps the 62,000 surrounding pavers heated, limiting snow and ice buildup.

Wooden Beams

Wooden Beams

The Douglas Fir beams throughout the facility were harvested in Oregon and then transferred by two semi trailers to Lafayette, Colorado for engineering, design and fabrication. The beams were then taken to Baraboo, Wisconsin where they were finished before finally being transported to Downtown Neenah.

Zamboni

Zamboni

To keep the ice surface smooth and safe, the Zamboni machine is ready! Model 450 is a lithium-ion powered electric ice resurfacing machine. The Plaza has over 600 pairs of ice skates to rent that will be sharpened onsite.

Rockefeller Credo

Rockefeller Credo

Located at the Main Entrance

The large granite stone is a duplicate of the stone at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Both are engraved with the credo of John D. Rockefeller Jr., which we believe is as applicable today as it was in 1936. The Plaza monument weighs 12,000 lbs., was quarried in South Africa and was finished in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Chief Black Elk

Chief Black Elk

Located above the Main Hearth

At the age of 9, the six tribal elders anointed Black Elk as the leader of the Sioux Nation. Black Elk’s legacy remains one of courage and inspiration to the Lakota Tribe. In tribute to Black Elk’s stature as a man and Native American leader, the tallest peak in South Dakota was renamed Black Elk Peak in 2016.

Chief Washakie

Chief Washakie

Located by Main Manor Haus Entrance

Chief Washakie proudly served his native nation as its leader for 60 years, and to this day remains the only Indian chief in American history to be buried with full military honors. Under Chief Washakie’s leadership, beginning in 1850, the Shoshones controlled more than 44 million acres of the American west.

Joyful Empowerment, A Celebration of Life

Joyful Empowerment, A Celebration of Life

Located Inside the Manor Haus

"This sculpture symbolically brings to life a little girl poised on top of the world, raising her arms to the sky in joyful empowerment. In America, everyone has the freedom to receive an education and chase their dreams.”

- John F. Bergstrom

Appeal to Great Spirit

Appeal to Great Spirit

Located by Main Manor Haus Entrance

The Appeal to the Great Spirit warrior makes, “a final appeal to the great spirit for peace with the white man.” The beauty, simplicity and significance of the Epic of the Indian series earned Cyrus E. Dallin (designer) worldwide acclaim at the turn of the century.

Features of The Plaza at Gateway Park

Our Location

229 W Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956

Free Parking Options

Free Parking after 4:00 pm
Parking Ramp (Green Ramp)
109 N Church St, Neenah, WI 54956
Free Parking Anytime
Arrowhead Park
355 Millview Dr, Neenah, WI 54956
Free Parking Anytime (excluding Sundays)
First Presbyterian Church
200 S Church St, Neenah, WI 54956

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