The Rink At Campus Martius Park Hosts a Skate Party to Celebrate Disney’s The Lion King Roaring Into Town

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Celebrating the world’s No. 1 musical, visitors can lace up and ice skate to the Original Broadway Cast Recording, and also be in the running for ticket and prize giveaways at this themed skate event on Jan. 27

DETROIT – Broadway in Detroit welcomes back audiences and to celebrate the first performance of Disney’s The Lion King at the Detroit Opera House, the Downtown Detroit Partnership is offering visitors an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of this award-winning musical at The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit on Jan. 27.

“I guess you could say this will be a ‘mane’ event – a wonderful way to celebrate a phenomenal musical that has become a favorite of so many and Broadway in Detroit has brought to our city,” said David Cowan, chief public spaces officer at the Downtown Detroit Partnership. “The Rink is a destination for a beautiful and iconic skating experience unlike anywhere else, and this tribute to Disney’s The Lion King is just one more reason for individuals and families to come out and enjoy a fun, memorable night in downtown Detroit. We invite people to come downtown, do some shopping, have dinner, show off their ice skating skills and then see the show.”

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Rink will come alive with lighting inspired by the Serengeti to add to the already amazing backdrop of downtown Detroit and Campus Martius Park. Visitors can lace up and skate to the cast recordings of some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice, such as “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

The one-hour, themed skate party also gives skaters the chance to walk away with tickets to one of The Lion King showings at the Detroit Opera House, which runs through Feb. 20, and other giveaways, such as The Lion King-branded merchandise.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit is open to the public daily, including holidays, through March 6, 2022. Tickets and skate rentals may be purchased on site at Campus Martius Park or by phone at 313-963-9393. They are offered on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit

About the Downtown Detroit Partnership 

Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community. DDP is responsible for programming, managing and operating several of Downtown Detroit’s parks and public spaces. For more information, visit

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