Gallivan Center’s ice rink will take on a dance-club feeling on Fridays in February

‘Groove at Gallivan’ will bring disco music and lights to the skating experience, evenings on Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

(Downtown Alliance) The ice skating disco attraction "Groove at Gallivan" will be available evenings on February 11, 18 and 25 at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

Utah’s season for ice skating hasn’t flown by quite yet.

The ice rink at the Gallivan Center, at 239 S. Main St. in downtown Salt Lake City, will stay open through Feb. 27 — and on the remaining Fridays of the month, skaters can hit the ice to a disco beat.

“Groove at Gallivan” is a collaboration between The Blocks, the initiative by Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance to advocate for the city’s creatives and cultural community, and Social Antidote, a nonprofit that showcases artists and other creators. The event, featuring Bandah, a DJ, will run from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Gallivan rink on Feb. 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 don’t skate, journey downtown and enjoy the music and atmosphere,” said Norbert Bueno, Social Antidote’s director.

“February doesn’t have to be drab,” said Lucas Goodrich, director of The Blocks, in a statement. “Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing decisions.”

The performances are free to watch from the sidelines, but it is $10 a day to skate at Gallivan Center. Visitors can also walk through Glow, a temporary sculpture garden in the downtown space.