“Groove at Gallivan” will bring disco music and lights to the skating experience on the evenings of February 11, 18 and 25.
Utah’s ice skating season isn’t over yet.
The Gallivan Center ice rink, at 239 S. Main St. in downtown Salt Lake City, will remain open until Feb. 27 — and on other Fridays of the month, skaters can hit the ice to the disco beat.
“Groove at Gallivan” is a collaboration between The Blocks, Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance initiative to champion the city’s creative and cultural community, and Social Antidote, a nonprofit organization that showcases artists and d other creators. The event, featuring Bandah, a DJ, will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gallivan Rink on February 11, 18 and 25.
The idea is to bring music and club lighting to the rink, to simulate the experience of a disco dance floor. “Even if you’re not skating, travel downtown and enjoy the music and atmosphere,” said Norbert Bueno, director of Social Antidote.
“February doesn’t have to be lackluster,” Lucas Goodrich, director of The Blocks, said in a statement. “Remember there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing decisions.”
Performances are free to watch from backstage, but it’s $10 a day to skate at the Gallivan Center. Visitors can also stroll through Glow, a temporary sculpture garden in the downtown space.