Outdoor ice rink coming to Owensboro as part of Winter Wonderland

Outdoor ice skating is coming back to Owensboro this winter. Through a local corporate partnership that will last through 2027, “Energy on Ice” will be an outdoor skating rink in downtown Owensboro created using no taxpayer money.

The rink will be the main attraction for the new Winter Wonderland, an annual event that used to be held in Owensboro.

Energy on Ice will be located on McConnell Plaza (behind Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront) and be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Nov. 27.

The 80×60 rink, made of synthetic ice also utilized by NHL teams, is not dependent on weather or temperature which allows for year-round usage. The Owensboro Convention Center will manage the operations.

“The outdoor ice skating rink will be a wonderful amenity for not only residents but visitors too,” said Mark Calitri, President & CEO Visit Owensboro. “We view the rink as an incredible tourist attraction that will bring people to Owensboro to spend money thus fueling our local economy.” 

The project was first announced by the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau on their social media pages Thursday morning.

To read the full article by Owensboro Times reporter, Ryan Richardson, click here