Announcing PNC Winterfest!

Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:10 A.M.

Announcing PNC Winterfest!

Watch the Press Conference Here


Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition!



The SMG Managed Peoria Civic Center and PNC Bank are proud to announce the inaugural PNC Winterfest, Peoria’s newest holiday tradition, coming to downtown Peoria on November 27th. This 39-day event will give central Illinois the chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue!


“The Peoria Civic Center is delighted to be working with PNC to bring this event to downtown Peoria,” said Anne Clayton, SMG interim General Manager for the Peoria Civic Center. “This event has worked well in other SMG facilities, and we know Peoria will come out and enjoy it”, she continued.


PNC Winterfest will feature a frozen ice rink in the heart of downtown Peoria.  Bring your own skates or rent them from the skate shack. Spectators can watch the action from a heated tent with seating and refreshments.  Enjoy themed nights and a live entertainment stage.   A promotional calendar will be available at by November 1st.

“Providing quality entertainment opportunities for residents of Peoria, at the same time we contribute to the mission of the Peoria Civic Center, is a winning formula,” said Doug Stewart, PNC Bank regional president for central Illinois.  “We also expect our PNC family, employees and their relatives, to enjoy this Holiday Tradition.” He added.



Public Skate Times

November 28th-December 20th*                                                                              December 21st- January 3rd                    

Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm*                                              Monday-Thursday: Noon-10pm

Friday & Saturday: Noon-11pm                                             Friday & Saturday: Noon-11pm

Sunday: Noon-10pm                                                               Sunday: Noon-10pm


Special Holiday Hours: December 24th & 25th & 31st TBD, January 1st TBD

*Closed to the public December 2nd for a private event

*Special times on November 27th for the Grand Opening TBD                      



PNC Winterfest will be held on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Peoria, located between City Hall and the Peoria Civic Center’s Jefferson Street entrance. This is directly across the street from the Civic Center Plaza. The rink will be outdoors, with festive holiday lights and decorations. 



Individual rates for 90 minutes of skating during public skate times

$10.00 per person (skate rental included)                          Spectators can enjoy the spectator tent at no charge    

$8.00 per person (with own skates)                                   Season passes are available for $60, skates not included

$5.00 for children 3 and under (skate rental included)      


Group rates are available during public skate times for groups of 10 or more. Contact Jenny Winne at (309) 680-3551 or at


Private Groups

The rink will be available for private group events during non-public skate times. Contact Jenny Winne at (309) 680-3551 or at to make reservation. Reservations must be made one week prior to the desired event day. Payment is due in advance. Group rates are for a 2 hour block of time and include skate rental.

$7.00 per person for groups of 20-30

$6.00 per person for groups of 31-50

$5.00 per person for groups of 51+                 


Links          #PNCwinterfest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook


More information

More information will be added to as it becomes available. If your questions are not answered by the website please contact us at or by calling (309)673-8900



About PNC

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit


About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at


About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.



SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.


The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit


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