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Alex and Ani City Center

2 Kennedy Plaza
401-331-5544

About

The ALEX AND ANI City Center is located in the heart of downtown at Kennedy Plaza.  The facility is managed by the Providence Parks and Recreation Department.   The rink surface boasts a total surface of 14,000 square feet – twice the size of at the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City.  Over 750,000 skaters have glided over the ice since it's opening day.  

The ALEX AND ANI City Center operates all year-round.   Ice-skating begins in late November and runs through mid-March. During the winter season, the ice skating facility is a draw for birthday parties, schools groups, business and social group events, and even wedding proposals.

From April to October the ALEX AND ANI City Center opens as a premier event and programming center, hosting local events such as the the RISD Artists Ball, and international events such as the Bolivian and Day of Portugal festival.  Weekly programming for the upcoming season has yet to be determined.

History

The facility was built in 1998.  The Superintendent of Parks at the time, Nancy L. Derrig, had initiated the proposal because the ponds at Roger Williams Park were not freezing sufficiently to allow for ice-skating as it had in past years.

In it's inception, the ALEX AND ANI City Center's naming rights were purchased by to the Fleet Bank and it became known as the Fleet Bank Skating Center. When the Bank of America purchased Fleet Bank, the naming rights transferred to the Bank of America and the name of the rink changed to the Bank of America City Center.  When the naming rights contract with the Bank of America ended, the facility was renamed The Providence Rink.  In November 2014 Alex and Ani secured the naming rights and the facility is currently named the ALEX AND ANI City Center.



Reviews

Johann Von Sachsen

Rating:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Been coming here for 20 years, always a good time. Well-maintained, rental skates are decent, and they have a good first aid office. Brother split his chin 15 years ago, friend broke his face this year. Both times they were well taken care of. Excellent place for a good time, just don't be careless or your friends will never let you live it down.

Promise

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bumper cars on ice was a fun experience! You spend about 20 mins on the ice which felt like a fairly good time. The only issue was moving forward was a bit challenging so you end up reversing and spinning a lot! The split the rink with ice skaters which was perfectly fine. Next to the rink is a great park for the kids to play. Lots of good restaurants around to try as well.

Rusti Clinger

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Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Nice outdoor skating facility. We actually did the ice bumper cars and had a blast. They had a little indoor area with heater to wait for your turn. The staff was very friendly and the price was right. Each session is for 20 minutes which was just long enough. Any longer we would have been way too cold.

Isobel Rounovski

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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
I made a reservation for the ice bumper cars one day prior to when me and my boyfriend wanted to go, on the evening of 1/17. We got a reservation for 4pm on 1/18. 30 minutes later we call back to cancel because we unfortunately forgot that he has graduation photos to take at 4pm. I am informed that there would be no refunds. My reservation existed for a mere 30 minutes and you cannot give me a refund? Are you kidding me? Do you know how greedy this stupid policy makes you look? I really wanted to experience these ice bumper cars but not anymore because I will never give any more money to this organization ever again.

mycondamic

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Too cold outside so rink was empty, but ticket person was on phone for at least 2 minutes felt way longer I was literally freezing. Bumper cars looks quick and trippy but no control and really no room. After waiting the seller finally apologized I said I'll forget it if I can skate for free. Seller said sorry, I said I'll pay for rentals but not a ticket I waited to long. She said sorry, I said I bet too bad and left. Will not pay if I ever go back.

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