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Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition! PNC Winterfest at the Peoria Civic Center

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The SMG Managed Peoria Civic Center and PNC Bank are proud to announce the inaugural PNC Winterfest, Peoria’s newest holiday tradition, coming to downtown Peoria on November 27th. This 39-day event will give central Illinois the chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue! 

The Peoria Civic Center is delighted to be working with PNC to bring this event to downtown Peoria,” said Anne Clayton, SMG interim General Manager for the Peoria Civic Center. “This event has worked well in other SMG facilities, and we know Peoria will come out and enjoy it”, she continued.

PNC Winterfest will feature a frozen ice rink in the heart of downtown Peoria.  Bring your own skates or rent them from the skate shack. Spectators can watch the action from a heated tent with seating and refreshments.  Enjoy themed nights and a live entertainment stage.   A promotional calendar will be available at by November 1st.  

Providing quality entertainment opportunities for residents of Peoria, at the same time we contribute to the mission of the Peoria Civic Center, is a winning formula,” said Doug Stewart, PNC Bank regional president for central Illinois.  “We also expect our PNC family, employees and their relatives, to enjoy this Holiday Tradition.” He added.

Public Skate Times

November 28th-December 20th*  

Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm*                                             

Friday & Saturday: Noon-11pm                                            

Sunday: Noon-10pm                                                              

December 21st– January 3rd    

Monday-Thursday: Noon-10pm

Friday & Saturday: Noon-11pm

Sunday: Noon-10pm

Special Holiday Hours: December 24th & 25th & 31st TBD, January 1st TBD

*Closed to the public December 2nd for a private event

*Special times on November 27th for the Grand Opening TBD                      


PNC Winterfest will be held on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Peoria, located between City Hall and the Peoria Civic Center’s Jefferson Street entrance. This is directly across the street from the Civic Center Plaza. The rink will be outdoors, with festive holiday lights and decorations. 


Individual rates for 90 minutes of skating during public skate times

$10.00 per person (skate rental included)     

$8.00 per person (with own skates)                                  

$5.00 for children 3 and under (skate rental included)

Season passes are available for $60, skates not included

Spectators can enjoy the spectator tent at no charge    

Group rates are available during public skate times for groups of 10 or more. Contact Jenny Winne at (309) 680-3551 or at

Private Groups

The rink will be available for private group events during non-public skate times. Contact Jenny Winne at (309) 680-3551 or at to make reservation. Reservations must be made one week prior to the desired event day. Payment is due in advance. Group rates are for a 2 hour block of time and include skate rental.

$7.00 per person for groups of 20-30

$6.00 per person for groups of 31-50

$5.00 per person for groups of 51+   

Links          #PNCwinterfest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

More information

More information will be added to as it becomes available.

If your questions are not answered by the website please contact us at or by calling (309)673-8900.