Another project that rose from the creativity of the Great Bend Youth Academy was the construction of a synthetic ice skating rink at Jack Kilby Square. The small rectangular rink constructed of synthetic polymer is maintained regularly by the Great Bend Parks Department
. The rink is conveniently located south of the Barton County Courthouse off of U.S. Highway 281 (Main) in beautiful downtown Great Bend. The rink is open seasonally from November to February.
The rink uses normal ice skates. We ask that only ice skates be used on the surface of the rink. Ice Skates are available to check-out free of charge at designated times of the week: Thursday – Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm The rink is available for those with their own ice skates anytime.