Kettering University Unveils Ice Rink at Atwood Stadium
The ice rink will be open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting on January 24.
Kettering University is converting Atwood Stadium into a free public outdoor ice rink for area residents and students to enjoy during the winter months. The ice rink will officially open to the public on Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
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“This is a great opportunity for area residents and Kettering students to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months while experiencing the grandeur and history of Atwood Stadium,” said Jack Stock, Director of External Relations at Kettering. “Atwood Stadium is an incredible facility and we strongly feel that this will be a fun and joyful experience for everyone.”
Kettering acquired Atwood Stadium from the City of Flint in August 2013. Under the framework of the agreement, Atwood Stadium became a part of Kettering University’s campus. It still remains a venue available to host high school football games, the annual Atwood Stadium road race, boxing matches, concerts and other community events.
Atwood Stadium is a cultural icon at the heart of the University Corridor, the area along the Flint River stretching from McLaren Regional Medical Center and Kettering University, past Hurley Medical Center, to downtown Flint and the University of Michigan-Flint. The University Corridor Alliance includes Kettering, McLaren, UM-Flint and Hurley, institutions within the community who are partnering to create a walkable region that connects the area’s higher education, healthcare and community residents with the growing, vibrant downtown.
Facts about the Atwood Stadium Ice Rink
Wednesday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 2 - 6 p.m.
*We will not be open during inclement weather.
Please call 810-762-9732 to confirm rink status if uncertain.
The entrance to the rink is located on the lower level of the stadium via the parking lot. Parking is free and accessed off Stone Street.
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- Kettering staff on-site will be CPR/First Aid certified and an AED will be located on site. Stadium lights will be used for late evening use.
- Patrons under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by an adult guardian. Patrons 16 years of age and older are permitted without an adult guardian.
- After entering the stadium please check in at the designated table to sign a waiver and receive instruction. This table is also a location to report injury or incident. All staff will be identified via appropriate staff attire. Facility rules will be posted upon entry.
- There are no lockers available. Please leave valuables at home. Skates are not available to rent. Please bring all necessary sports equipment with you.
- To minimize the risk of injury to skaters or others there are a number of recommendations.
1. We strongly advise the wearing of head protection when on the ice.
2. Warm comfortable clothing is advised in layers, gloves and hats are encouraged.
- Portable Toilets will be made available within the stadium.
- You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic drink into the stadium but not on the ice. Concessions are not available. Tobacco use is only permitted in a designated area outside the stadium gates. No tobacco use is permitted within the stadium.