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Celebrate "Noon" Year's Eve and the Woodman’s Center with a Free Skating Event!

There's no better way to usher in the new year than with a community celebration on ice! This Sunday, December 31, join us for one last party - a "Noon" Year's Eve Skate! Co-hosted by the Friends of the Woodman's Center and the City of Janesville, this free community event will be memorable for all ages.


Spots are limited, so come early to secure your place on the ice. We can't wait to celebrate with you!


Here's What You Need to Know:


  • Date and Time: Sunday, December 31 at 12 pm

  • Location: Janesville Ice Arena, 821 Beloit Ave, Janesville, WI 53545

  • Admission: Absolutely FREE! Open to the public. NO RSVP is necessary.

  • Capacity: The first 300 attendees will be admitted.


Need skates? We also have 150 pairs of skates available for rental on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Why You Shouldn't Miss This:


  • Family-Friendly: Perfect for all ages, offering a fun and safe environment.

  • Community Spirit: Celebrate and engage with your local community.

  • Unique Experience: Share the excitement of a New Year's Eve celebration with our community at a more convenient daytime hour.

  • Opportunity to Learn More: Learn more about what connects you to the Woodman’s Center project's goals.


More event details:


Special Highlight: Noon Year's Eve Countdown and Balloon Drop!


One super fun activity will be a countdown and balloon drop on the ice, sponsored by Glitz & Go, helping make the drop unforgettable. It's the perfect moment to share with family and friends, capturing the essence of New Year's celebration in a daytime event.


Engaging the Community: A Word from the Project Manager


Sabrina Bowerman, Friends of the Woodman's Center Project Manager, shares her excitement to help organize and host the event alongside the City of Janesville:


"Whether you're a seasoned skater or trying it for the first time, this event is an ideal way to slide into the new year and learn about the Woodman’s Center project while getting a first-hand look at the current ice arena capabilities. We hope attendees will feel a stronger sense of understanding and inclusion in the project when they see the need for a year-round permanent ice arena to house hockey, figure skating, and other on-ice sports growing in popularity in Janesville, Rock County, and South-central Wisconsin."


Let's not forget that the Woodman’s Center is not just an ice arena. At 130,000 square feet, the Woodman's Center will attract sports teams, regional and national companies, and organizations for meetings, conferences, and trade shows. It will also include a 20,000 square-foot conference space convertible to hardcourt space for youth sports, a multi-use arena that will be ice for a portion of the year and converted to dry space for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, futsal, or additional conference spaces.


This unique facility will be built to provide something for everyone, from ice, turf, and sports court spaces to meeting rooms and unique event spaces, at a revitalized and accessible location built for community enjoyment and engagement.

Main Arena

  • Year-round ice rink to support sports and those with an affinity for skating

  • 1,500 spectator capacity

Multipurpose Arena

  • Adjustable space for multi-sport use, conferences, and events

  • Seating for 250

  • 23,000 square feet

Flex Space

  • Host trade shows, conventions, expos, banquets, and community events

  • Athletic use for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, open gym, turf, and more

  • 20,000 square feet


What does the future facility look like? Courtesy of Zimmerman Architectural Studios, we have an exclusive digital preview of this impressive 130,000-square-foot facility. This online tour provides an immersive view of the Center’s possibilities.


Friends of the Woodman Center: Join Our Fundraising Initiative


Friends of the Woodman's Center are individuals or groups providing support, identifying funding, offering assistance with events, education, and outreach, and connecting the community to the work of leaders and decision-makers as advocates for the project.


​You can become a Friend, too! Immediately show your support of the Woodman's Center with a pledge. Any gift amount will benefit the Janesville community for decades to come. Pledge now.



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