PNC Winterfest Opens November 27th

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8:00 A.M.

PNC Winterfest Opens November 27th



Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition opens November 27th!


PNC Winterfest, Peoria’s newest holiday tradition, is coming to downtown Peoria on November 27th- January 3rd. This holiday event will give central Illinois the chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating in the heart of Downtown Peoria!

PNC Winterfest will feature a 60ft x 80ft Real Ice Rink that will be ready for you to skate in any type of weather! Bring your own skates or rent them from the skate shack. Spectators can watch the action from a heated tent with seating and refreshments.

PNC Winterfest will also feature Peoria’s only ICE SLIDE! A 100ft long, 6ft wide slide made of ice! Sliders will slide down on a disc, making it fun for all ages!

The inaugural PNC Winterfest is a holiday event focused on enhancing the holiday season for the heart of Illinois as a whole, with Live entertainment from local groups, a holiday market filled with local vendors and a tie in with local charities.

Information can be found at Use #PNCWinterfest and be a part of the event!




Opening Day Entertainment- November 27th

Join us after the Santa Claus parade for a day filled with holiday fun! Be the first to take the ice and enjoy live entertainment, hot cocoa and more! 

Humana’s 8 Skate for Charity

8 days, 8 charitable initiatives, one community. More information coming soon!


Entertainment Stage- Saturdays 1-7pm

Community groups, choirs, dancers and more! Enjoy the best entertainment Peoria has to offer while skating in Downtown Peoria!


Holiday Market- Saturdays Noon-5pm, November 28th, December 5th, 12th and 19th

Bring your holiday shopping list Saturdays from noon to 5pm shop the HOLIDAY MARKET! Support local artists and shops.  The Holiday Market will feature some of Peoria’s most fabulous artisans.  Visit to apply for a space at the market.


Family Friday Movie Nights- 6pm- December 4th, 11th and 18th

Bring the family out to enjoy your favorite Holiday classics while skating under the stars!


Santa Sundays- 2-4pm- November 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th

Santa is making extra stops at PNC Winterfest and bringing some of his elves from KISS FM to hand out Santa Hats!


Skate with the Peoria Rivermen! December 15th and 19th!

Interact with the best Hockey team in town! Skate with your Peoria Rivermen on December 15th and 19th from 6-8pm. Rivermen Season Ticket holders will receive $1 off admission price!

Best Buddies Night

Learn more about Best  Buddies of Central Illinois and skate for a great cause! $2 from every ticket will be donated back to Best Buddies of Central Illinois


Interested in being a Holiday Market Vendor or performing on the entertainment stage?

 Contact or call (309)680-3640



Public Skate Times

Opening Day- November 27th – Noon-11pm

November 28th – December 20th*                      December 21st 2015- January 3rd 2016

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

Friday: 3pm-11pm                                                  Friday & Saturday: Noon-11pm

Saturday: Noon-11pm                                             Sunday: Noon-10pm

Sunday: Noon-10pm


*Closed to the public December 14th for a private event

Special Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve – noon-5pm

Christmas Day – 5pm – 10pm

New Year’s Eve – Noon – 9pm

New Year’s Day – Noon – 9pm



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  and use of the ice slide 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 $65, skates not included

$5.00 for children 5 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

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