Cleveland Foundation announces free skating in Public Square on
Valentine’s Day

Starting February 14 at 3 p.m., make a date to skate on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink

release date: 1.31.2017

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation today announced it will present a free afternoon and evening of ice skating on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink, to coincide with Valentine’s Day. From 3 to 11 p.m. on Feb. 14, skaters will enjoy free skate rentals and a free 45-minute session on the ice, weather permitting. Tickets are required and will be distributed at Public Square on Feb. 14 beginning at noon on a first come, first served basis; no more than 150 tickets will be distributed per time slot. Additional activities during the Feb. 14 free skate will be announced.  

Cleveland-Foundation-Valentines-Skate-2017“The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink on Public Square has proven to be one of our community’s top destinations during the winter months,” said Ronn Richard, President and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. “We wanted to provide a chance for residents to celebrate their love for Cleveland by coming out and enjoying this vibrant gathering place in the heart of our city.”

In November 2016, the Cleveland Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to support ongoing community programming on Cleveland Foundation Centennial Plaza in Cleveland Public Square. The grant to the Group Plan Commission continued the foundation’s support for the Square, including $8 million for the transformation of Public Square and the creation of Cleveland Foundation Centennial Plaza. That same month, on Nov. 26, the foundation presented a free day of ice skating on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink to coincide with the return of Winterfest in Public Square. More than 1,900 ice skaters took advantage of the free opportunity to enjoy the official opening of the skating rink. 

The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink will remain open for the season until Feb. 28, 2017, with skating available for $10 per skater, which includes skate rental. Additional information about Cleveland Public Square programming is available via:


Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2015 grants of $95 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – education and youth development, neighborhoods, health and human services, arts and culture, economic development and purposeful aging – and responds to the community’s needs.

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