Rotary Rink

Rotary Rink was completed in 1991 after more than a decade of planning and design.  It is named after the Rotary Club of Buffalo, which generously made a $500,000 commitment to the project.  In 1998, Buffalo Place Inc. partnered with the City of Buffalo to manage the outdoor skating rink in downtown Buffalo, offering free ice-skating and the unique opportunity to skate outdoors in an urban setting.


Located near the Theatre and Entertainment Districts of Downtown and surrounded by many of Buffalo’s award winning eateries, Rotary Rink is an important initiative in the continued success of downtown Buffalo.  The free, above-ground Light Rail Rapid Transit systems offers skaters easy transport.