Great Skate Winterfest
Presented by the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation and Meijer
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 Great Skate Winterfest, with skating, winter sports demonstrations, games and activities as part of a celebration of winter in our city.
After the 2021 and 2022 events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this beloved fundraiser for the Griffins Youth Foundation returned on Jan. 21-22, 2023.
The Great Skate Winterfest is presented by the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation and Meijer.