Salt Lake City

Gallivan Center Heralds the Season with Annual Opening of Ice Rink

SALT LAKE CITY – The Gallivan Center Ice Rink, located at 50 East 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City, will reopen for the 2018-19 winter season this Friday, November 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Valda E. Tarbet Ice Rink is the only outdoor ice rink in Salt Lake City, and the Gallivan Center boasts over 350,000 lights during the holiday season. The rink is a popular destination for couples and families looking to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the season in the heart of downtown.

“The ice rink is a favorite for Salt Lake City residents and visitors alike,” says Talitha Day, Director of the Gallivan Center & Community Events. “When the rink reopens every November, you know the holiday season is not far behind.”

The ice rink at the Gallivan Center is open Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm-12:00 am, and Sunday from 12:00pm-7:00 pm. Please check our website calendar at for holiday hours and upcoming events. Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Power, KUTV Channel 2, and Ski City for their generous sponsorship of the rink this year.

Admission prices are $9 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 12. Children 3 and under skate for free. Ice skate rental is included in the admission price.

More information is available at or by calling (801) 535-6117.

The John W. Gallivan Utah Center features a user-friendly layout with an expanded grassy amphitheater, a larger, updated ice rink system, a unique array of art projects and a gorgeous two-story, copper finished, banquet, party and meeting facility. Special events such as festivals, concerts, cultural performances, holiday celebrations, weddings and public celebrations make the Gallivan Center a lively and exciting gathering place year-round.  Call (801) 535-6110 for Plaza rental information.

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