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Great Skate Winterfest - Jan. 19-20, 2019

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The Great Skate debuted in 2002 as a 24-hour ice skating marathon held at the outdoor Rosa Parks Circle ice rink in downtown Grand Rapids, with every Griffins player and coach skating for at least one hour around the clock with fans. In 2009, the event expanded into a two-day, 34-hour Winterfest, with skating, winter sports demonstrations, games and activities as part of a celebration of winter in our city. The 2019 Winterfest will begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 and conclude with The Great Skate, which will run from 10 p.m. on Jan. 19 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Proceeds will once again benefit the Griffins Youth Foundation.